Differentiation and cell lines for cultivated carp
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
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.
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.
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.
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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