Getting to know…Dwayne Holmes, Director of Responsible Research and Innovation
Dwayne Holmes is our new Director of Responsible Research and Innovation, a role created to help us advance our updated mission to “maximize the positive impact of cellular agriculture.” He joins us from Mosa Meat, where he led quality assurance and regulatory work. Based out of the Netherlands, Dwayne will be expanding New Harvest’s work in Europe and Asia.
New Harvest Seed Grantee Seeks Beta Testers for Cell Counting App
Santiago Campuzano developed the mobile app SCellyCus to automate the process of counting cells—a fundamental and tedious step of most cultured meat experiments. He is looking for beta testers to help him improve the app.
Getting to know…John Pattison and Ian Johnson of Cultured Decadence
John Pattison and Ian Johnson co-founded Cultured Decadence, a cellular agriculture seafood company developing cell-cultured lobster, in 2020. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Cultured Decadence is one of the only cellular agriculture companies in the Midwest, and the only company in the United States targeting shellfish. At the beginning of April, Cultured Decadence raised $1.6 million in a pre-seed round and received the first state funding for a cellular agriculture company (1).
I spoke to John—a former New Harvest intern and the current treasurer on our board of directors—to hear about his experience starting a company. Ian also joined the call to share his technical perspective.
Getting to Know…Stephanie Bailey, Development Manager
Stephanie Bailey is New Harvest’s new Development Manager. A University of Alberta alum like Isha, Stephanie brings a vision to grow and strengthen New Harvest’s generosity network.
Getting to know…Yadira Tejeda-Saldana, Research Collaborations Director
Yadira Tejeda-Saldana is New Harvest’s new Research Collaborations Director. Her food science and policy background comes to the team at the perfect time as New Harvest starts to look at maximizing the positive impact of cellular agriculture.
Getting to know…Vanessa Haley-Benjamin, Research Fellow
Vanessa Haley-Benjamin is a New Harvest Research Fellow whose work began on August 1, 2020. A Bahamian native, her research centers around the development of cultured mollusks.
Getting to know…Dr. Paige Wilcoxson, COO
Dr. Paige Wilcoxson joined the New Harvest team in June 2020 as the COO. With her background in psychology and social justice, she’s brought a unique perspective to help progress New Harvest’s work and mission.
Getting to know…Gaby Floratos, Science Communications Intern
Gaby Floratos is one of the New Harvest Science Communications Interns. The new voice of the New Harvest Twitter and Linkedin, Gaby is bringing her technological background and passion for cell ag to the team.
Getting to know…Breanna Duffy, Research Operations and Outreach Director
Breanna (Bre) Duffy is New Harvest’s new Research Operations and Outreach Director. Her years of tissue engineering experience bring technical skills and a drive for change to the team.
A Recap of New Harvest’s 2020 Year in Review Zoom Call with the Team
New Harvest decided to kick off our end-of-year fundraising live and on Zoom. Without the conference this past summer, we wanted a way to show our community all that we’ve accomplished. In the spirit of the conference, we asked our audience some questions on Slido along the way. We also, of course, used the platform […]
The Kaplan Lab at Tufts University Publishes Undergraduate Cell Ag Course Online
New Harvest fellows Andrew, Natalie, and John hope their course materials can be a resource for students and educators at other institutions.