Graduate student Inayat Batish successfully defends Ph.D. dissertation on developing serum-free media for cultivated seafood products
Inayat Batish completed her Ph.D. defense "Developing Serum-free Media via Bioprocessing for Cultivated Seafood Products" last month.
The media traditionally used for cell culture in biomedical applications uses bovine serum harvested from animals and is as expensive as it is ethically dubious in its sourcing. Inayat, a graduate student in the Department of Food Science and Technology, has worked with us at the Virginia Seafood AREC to research the use of machine learning and bioprocessing to create an alternative, serum-free media for cultivating lab-grown seafood.
We can't wait to see what this incredible scientist applies herself to achieve next!
Thet Aung, also a graduate student in the Department of Food Science and Technology, defended her thesis "Developing Cultivated Mollusks Through Establishing Primary Cell Culture Methods of Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, as a Model Bivalve" in August.
Learn more about cellular agriculture and see Inayat and Thet at work with the Future Foods Lab program at the Virginia Seafood AREC.