David Kaplan, Distinguished Professor, Stern Family Professor of Engineering, and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, poses for a photo in the Cellular Agriculture lab with a postdoctoral scholar.

The Center will focus on traditional studies for educational exposure to the field, including foundational as well as specialized courses. These efforts will cover undergraduate options (e.g., minors, research experiences, training, and cooperative education experiences), graduate options (e.g., certificates, MS and PhD programs), and post-doctoral training. The program will also focus on groups that often have limited access to exciting STEM opportunities — such as rural and food-producing communities — via training programs, outreach, and related efforts.  

The Center will act as a pipeline for establishing a highly trained talent pool that can enter the workforce with current and future cellular agriculture companies, as well as traditional food companies.