Science & Technology

Jeremy Chignell, Ph.D.
Team Team Member

Jeremy Chignell, Ph.D.

Jeremy Chignell articulates solutions for the key challenges associated with the production of proteins and ingredients through microbial fermentation. Areas of expertise: fermentation, microbial physiology, bioreactor design, process scale-up and control, bioinformatics, science communication

Arjun Iyer
Team Expert

Arjun Iyer

Arjun works with GFI’s university innovation team to transform universities into engines of alternative protein innovation via The Alt Protein Project. Areas of expertise: university research programs, curricula development, community building and engagement, environmental science, public health

Christina Aguila
Team Expert

Christina Aguila

Christina works with GFI's university innovation team to build the alternative protein workforce needed to reimagine our protein supply. Areas of expertise: university programs, curriculum development, academic support, chemical engineering

Ryan Dowdy
Team Expert

Ryan Dowdy, Ph.D.

Ryan Dowdy spearheads technical analyses for GFI's Science & Technology department and oversees SciTech's Science & Technology Analysis Team (STAT). Areas of Expertise: food science, fermentation, technical analyses, forecasting and modeling, public speaking, data science

Amy Huang
Team Expert

Amy Huang

Amy Huang helps lead GFI's efforts to transform universities into engines of alternative protein research and education. Areas of expertise: university programs, academic ecosystem-building, global health, design thinking, effective altruism, public speaking.

James Dale, Ph.D.
Team Expert

James Dale, Ph.D.

James Dale identifies and expands scientific research funding opportunities for alt proteins. He also coordinates opportunities with GFI's allies in academia and industry. Areas of expertise: nanomaterials, interdepartmental research, research funding, grants.

Austin Clowes
Team Expert

Austin Clowes

Austin Clowes oversees GFI's Research Grant Program, working to increase the amount of open-access research on plant-based and cultivated meat. Areas of expertise: grants, scientific research, technological assessment.

Claire Bomkamp, Ph.D.
Team Expert

Claire Bomkamp, Ph.D.

Claire Bomkamp is focused on cultivated seafood and driving forward GFI's Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Areas of expertise: the science and technology of cultivated seafood, cultivated seafood startups, research, and university programs, science communication, fish puns.