Jul 18, 2022 • 32M

Irfan Tahir - New Harvest fellow and PhD biomaterials researcher

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"Keep all of your fundamentals strong and for sure you'll find a place in cell ag". Irfan is currently a Ph.D. candidate and New Harvest Fellow at the Engineered Biomaterials Research Laboratory at the University of Vermont where he is tissue engineering cultured meat on plant-based scaffolds.

In this episode:

  • from mechanical engineer to tissue engineer

  • Irfan's research in plant-based scaffolds

  • fundamental vs applied research

  • why plastic is so great that biomaterials haven't fully replaced it yet

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