College Station, Texas
Biomedical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University
Graduate Student Researcher
As a nature enthusiast, I have always been fascinated by the creatures that inhabit our planet, particularly non-human animals. It is truly amazing to contemplate their unique perspectives and the different ways in which they perceive the world around them. However, my fascination turned to concern after learning about the current practices that exploit many non-human species to obtain our food. The urgent need to address the devastating impact of industrial animal agriculture on our planet's health and the well-being of all its inhabitants, including ourselves, has moved me.
I am passionate about utilizing the principles of tissue engineering to create healthier, cost-effective alternatives to traditional methods of producing animal-derived products, all without the use of animals. I am particularly interested in the development of cultivated meat, which has the potential to revolutionize the food industry by providing a sustainable and ethical source of protein. I believe that this research can make a meaningful contribution to addressing the urgent challenges facing our global food system.