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Meera Zassenhaus

Head of Communications
Tufts University Center for Cellular Agriculture

Meera Zassenhaus leads communications and public affairs at the Tufts University Center for Cellular Agriculture (TUCCA), an interdisciplinary center of excellence democratizing the scientific building blocks of cultivated meat, building a pipeline of talent and expertise, and fostering public trust in this novel technology. With 90 researchers, the world's first undergraduate degree in cellular agriculture, and a brand new commercialization lab, TUCCA is taking cultivated meat from idea to impact. Prior to joining TUCCA, Meera worked at New Harvest during the time that the organization coined the term "cellular agriculture." Having worked in cell ag since 2015, Meera has helped grow the field by conducting rigorous science communication and and developing programs that rapidly respond to the evolving needs of the ecosystem.

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Panel Discussion: Horizontal collaboration that could supercharge progress by breaking down silos

Isolated efforts hinder the full potential of alt-proteins, creating bottlenecks and slowing down advancement. Traditional, vertical industry structures impede knowledge sharing, resource...

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April 25, 2024
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The Future of Protein Production Chicago

The Meeting Place for Sustainable Protein Production in the Americas

April 29th & 30th 2025