Conferences, Seminars, and Symposiums
2023 Tufts Cellular Agriculture Innovation Day
January 19, 2023
District Hall Boston | 75 Northern Ave, Boston
The First Annual Cellular Agriculture Innovation Day 2023 brought together leading cellular agriculture community members to discuss the industry's state, cutting-edge research, and the latest innovation and investment trends shaping the future of food.
This event featured panel discussions, presentations from innovative companies in the industry, and open networking with cellular agriculture community peers.
Visit event website Innovation Day Agenda
12:15-1:15pm Welcoming remarks from Anthony P. Monaco, President, Tufts University
Keynote State of the Industry panel:
David Kaplan, Tufts University (moderator)
Uma Valeti, UPSIDE Foods
Bruce Friedrich, Good Food Institute
Mark Post, Mosa Meats
Isha Datar, New Harvest
1:15-2:15pm Latest Research panel:
Kyongbom Lee, Tufts University (moderator)
Dave Block, UC Davis
Reza Ovisspour, Virginia Tech
Nicole Blackstone, Tufts University
Rachael Floreani, University of Vermont
Andrew Stout, Tufts University
2:45-3:05pm Investing in Cellular Agriculture
Bill Shaw, Tufts University
Amir Zaidman, Kitchen FoodTech Hub
3:05- 4:00pm Company Presentations, Part 1
Bernard Arulanandam, Tufts University (moderator)
Tim Olsen, Merck KGaA
Cozette Cuppett, Waters Corporation
Jon Clark, Thermo Fischer
Timothy A. Bouley, BioFeyn
Natalie Rubio, Ark Biotech
4:00-4:15pm Regulations & Cellular Agriculture
Christina Economos, Tufts University
Bob Hibbert, Wiley
4:15-4:50pm Company Presentations, Part 2
Katie Stebbins, Tufts University (moderator)
Daphna Haffetz, Wanda Fish
Luke MacQueen, Tender Food
Aletta Schnitzler, TurtleTree
4:50- 5:10pm Closing Remarks
Caroline Genco, Tufts University
David Kaplan, Tufts University
David Kaplan speaks at the inaugural Tufts University Cellular Agriculture Innovation Day, in January 2023.
Attendees at the inaugural Tufts University Cellular Agriculture Innovation Day, in January 2023.
Andrew Stout speaks at the inaugural Tufts University Cellular Agriculture Innovation Day, in January 2023.
Thank you for attending the 2023 Tufts Cellular Agriculture Innovation Day!
Thank you so much for attending the inaugural Tufts University Cellular Agriculture Innovation Day. The event was a resounding success, in no small part due to your enthusiastic participation.
We're excited to share that the event has been covered by
The Boston Globe, Alt-Meat, Food Navigator, The Spoon, Bloomberg, and Food Matters. A story from CNN quoted several presenters, including host David Kaplan. Tufts Now, the university's online magazine, published an article about the event this week; the “ What Is Cellular Agriculture?” video that President Monaco introduced at the event is now live as well.
We plan to convene more events focused on Cellular Agriculture and other innovative topics in the future, including a virtual Cell Ag event later this year. Be sure to follow us on
LinkedIn to learn more.
Thank you again for coming, and we hope to see you at the next one!
David Kaplan and the Innovation @Tufts team