Developing myosatellite lines from Atlantic salmon

2020-2021

Dr. David Kaplan’s lab at Tufts University is developing protocols for isolating and establishing continuous lines of myosatellite cells from Atlantic salmon.

PRODUCTION PLATFORM: Cultivated

TECHNOLOGY SECTOR:  Cell line development

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Project aims

This project aims to develop protocols for isolating myosatellite cells from Atlantic salmon, and then establish continuous lines of these cells. It will adapt these cells to serum-free media and will test strategies to engineer cells for higher proliferation rates.

The Kaplan lab’s research will remove a bottleneck for other research on cultivated seafood. The data and protocols from this project will inform future projects aimed at isolating and culturing cells from other fish species.

Principal researchers

Gfi grantee andre stout, graduate student, the kaplan lab, tufts university

Andrew Stout

Graduate Student, the Kaplan Lab, Tufts University

Gfi grantee michael saad, graduate student, the kaplan lab, tufts university

Michael Saad

Graduate Student, the Kaplan Lab, Tufts University

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