Collaboration with Tufts University

TERC is based at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and is directed by Professor David Kaplan, in whose lab Natalie will be working. Dr. Kaplan works on tissue engineering beyond medical applications, so it is the perfect place for biofabricated foods to develop.

Tufts University Science & Technology Center

Natalie’s Research

Natalie’s research will involve culturing meat on a silk-based scaffold and developing culture conditions. She will also be culturing insect cells.

Natalie started volunteering with New Harvest in 2014. In the summer of 2014, she traveled with Isha and Ryan and Perumal from¬†Muufri¬†to Cork, Ireland where she worked as part of Muufri’s team as they began an accelerator program through¬†Indie.Bio.

Natalie Rubio in Muufri Cork, Ireland

Natalie working in Muufri’s lab in Cork, Ireland in Summer 2014.