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FEB 21 | Sea Secrets Lecture Series 2023 with David Kaplan, Ph.D.

This lecture will have a complimentary reception at SALT Waterfront Restaurant on the Rosenstiel Campus, beginning at 6:30 PM. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:00 PM in the Rosenstiel auditorium. This lecture is also being offered virtually via Zoom.

Stern Family Endowed Professor of Engineering at Tufts University, A Distinguished University Professor, Professor in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Meat and Fish Foods of the Future via Cellular Agriculture

The need for future foods for the ever-growing population requires consideration of alternative approaches to enhance food sustainability, nutrition and security. To address this need, Dr. Kaplan has been pursuing a cell-based, tissue engineering approach. His lab’s central hypothesis is that a sustainable, cost-effective, and scalable cultivated-meat and fish, and alternative protein platform will increase food availability options while decreasing environmental impact. Dr. Kaplan will review the considerable progress towards this goal. Further, there remain many challenges and opportunities, from cell types and cell engineering, to media formulations, scale up requirements and nutritional issues, which will also be discussed.

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