Our Management Team


CEO - Tiziano Barberi, PhD

As co-founder and CEO, Tiziano brings decades of experience as an accomplished scholar and scientist in the field of stem cell and developmental biology.During his postdoctoral work, he set up the first published method to derive skeletal muscle cells from pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) (published in 2005). Since then he has continued his work on skeletal muscle, achieving significant advances in the field of human muscle biology. The new method he described in 2013 has become standard practice among researchers interested in generating muscle cells from PSCs and his recent work on muscle progenitor cell expansion and differentiation is set as another major advancement in the field. As CEO of Lab Farm Foods, he is now fully committed to translating his experience to the creation of cultured meat products.

COO - Dave Schnettler

Co-founder and COO Dave Schnettler brings startup experience, having co-founded and grown digital marketing agency Zero Sixty Media to eight figures in annual revenue prior to exiting in 2018.After shifting his focus to cellular agriculture, Dave co-founded investment syndicate Clean Impact Ventures which allocated angel capital to cellular agriculture startups. He now offers his expertise in business operations as well as knowledge of the cellular agriculture landscape as COO of Lab Farm Foods.