Eric Schulze, PhD
Dr. Eric Schulze is a molecular biologist, genetic engineer, former Federal biotechnology regulatory, educator, and science policy strategist. He is the current Vice President of Product and Regulation at Memphis Meats, where he leads the scientific design and development of Memphis Meats products as well as Federal regulatory and government affairs.
Trained in broadcast communications, Eric also interacts with the public in lay and technical settings and serves as a communications and scientific advisor to the Chief Executive and Scientific Officers.
Eric most recently served as Senior Scientist for Memphis Meats, launching their upstream cell line design and development program, developing technical theory for clean meat production as well as developing messaging around core concepts within the clean meat space. Prior, Eric served the U.S. public for six years as a Federal regulator within the US Food and Drug Administration set with the task of how to appropriately regulate the products of biotechnology, including both food and biomedical applications. During his tenure, Dr. Schulze worked with numerous Federal regulatory agencies to help coordinate and execute regulatory decisions on a multitude of complex, innovative biotechnology applications, including genetically engineered animals and foods. As an educator, Dr. Schulze has also served in a Federal STEM Education coordination role for the National Science Foundation and currently hosts the Webby-nominated show, “Ask Smithsonian,” for The Smithsonian Institution.