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.