Research Workshop


Michael Selden

CEO, Finless Foods

Michael Selden has a background in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has worked on the evolutionary biomechanics of mantis shrimp, the epigenetics of fusarium oxysporum, and in high-throughput cancer screening. He has also worked as a high school chemistry teacher in Taichung, Taiwan. He moved on to help coordinate scientific research at New Harvest and create a global network of scientists, compiling research to unpack and understand serum-free culture media. 

Brian Wyrwas

CSO, Finless Foods

Brian Wyrwas has a background in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has worked in and managed Dr. Thomas J. Fahey’s endocrine oncology lab, where he specialized in primary culture. Knowledge gained in primary culture gave him the tools to build his next project; growing fish meat from stem cells. This comes at a good time because Brian has become malnourished by spending all of his time in the lab. He can finally eat on the job.

Chaeyoung Shin

CTO, Sugarlogix

Chaeyoung received her PhD in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley, and her BS in chemical engineering at Seoul National University. Her main area of focus during her PhD was block copolymer membrane-based separation. She also has expertise in continuous fermentation design, product separation, and membrane technologies. At Sugarlogix, she is responsible for the process design and scaling up of the fermentation process