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Dr Liz Specht

Vice President of Science & Technology, The Good Food Institute

As Vice President of Science & Technology at The Good Food Institute (GFI) in the US, Liz works to identify and forecast areas of technological need within the alternative protein field. Her efforts also catalyse research to address these needs while supporting researchers in academia and industry to move the field forward. Liz has a bachelor’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a doctorate in biological sciences from the University of California San Diego, and postdoctoral research experience from the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining GFI in 2016, Liz had accumulated a decade of academic research experience in synthetic biology, recombinant protein expression (manipulating proteins), and development of genetic tools. She is a firm believer in the power of technology to enable us to meet growing food demands in a sustainable way.

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