The New Harvest Cultured Tissue Fellowship
The New Harvest
Cultured Tissue Fellowship advances cellular agriculture by focusing
on tissue-based agricultural products, such as "clean" (i.e., cultured) meat, poultry, and fish.
is in partnership with the Tissue
Engineering Research Center (TERC), an NIH-supported
initiative established in 2004 to advance tissue engineering. The
center focuses on functional tissue engineering through a systems
approach to integrate the key elements of tissue engineering: cells,
scaffolds, and bioreactors.
TERC is based at
Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and directed by Professor
David Kaplan. There are two main cores in TERC: a biomaterials core
at Tufts University and a bioreactor core at partner institution
Columbia University. Associate Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
runs the bioreactor core at Columbia University.
New Harvest will
fund successful applicants who will work under the supervision of
Professor David Kaplan.