Differentiation and cell lines for cultivated carp

2021-2023

Dr. Goswami, principal scientist at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, is studying in vitro differentiation of carp embryonic, myogenic, and adipogenic stem cells in collaboration with the Ovissipour Lab at Virginia Tech.

PRODUCTION PLATFORM: Cultivated

TECHNOLOGY SECTOR:  Cell line development

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Project aims

This project aims to develop continuous cell lines from carp and characterize their adipogenic and myogenic differentiation. This work will develop new cell lines for cultivated seafood production, provide insights into the relative merits of embryonic and adult stem cells as starting materials, and improve our ability to control the myogenic and adipogenic differentiation processes.

Principal researchers

Gfi grantee dr. Mukunda goswami, principal scientist, icar-cife, india

Dr. Mukunda Goswami

Principal scientist, ICAR-CIFE, India

Dr. Goswami has a strong background in molecular biology and experience in the development and characterization of fish cell lines.

Gfi grantee dr. Reza ovissipour, assistant professor, virginia tech university, usa

Dr. Reza Ovissipour

Assistant professor, Virginia Tech University, USA

Dr. Ovissipour has expertise in process optimization using AI and machine learning. He has experience developing value-added products from agricultural side streams and researching cultivated seafood production.

Gfi grantee dr. Lexi duscher, postdoctoral associate, virginia tech university, usa

Dr. Lexi Duscher

Postdoctoral associate, Virginia Tech University, USA

Dr. Duscher’s research focuses on optimizing cost-effective and efficient fish cell culture for the development of cultivated seafood. She has experience structuring living fish cells into cultivated meat fillets via plant-based scaffolding and 3D bioprinting.

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