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Lavanya Anandan, PhD

Merck KGaA
Director of Innovation Field Cultured Meat
Lavanya Anandan is the Director of Innovation Field Cultured Meat, within the corporate innovation arm of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operating across healthcare, life science and electronics. Based at the company’s Innovation Hub in the San Francisco Bay Area, she and her team are building a new business dedicated to developing enabling technologies to accelerate cultured meat production at scale. Lavanya has held diverse roles in strategy development , innovation management, sales and marketing over her decade long career in the biotech industry. She holds a PhD and BS in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an advisor to AiiM Partners, an impact investment fund focused on addressing climate change and on the advisory board of University of California-Davis’ Biotechnology Program.

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