The lead researcher is Jane Darling. Her interest in cell ag started in 2019, and she joined Cellular Agriculture UK in July 2021. Her academic background is in Biology (BSc) and Horticulture (MSc), and she's spent many years as a researcher, writer and editor, starting on medical journals and later for the consumer group, Which? She has also been a science teacher in further education and is currently studying for an MSc in Food Science and Innovation. Alongside this, she works on digital content for the website Protein Report and is editing a textbook on cellular agriculture in partnership with the Cellular Agriculture Society and Elsevier.