Neta Lavon, PhD
Dr. Neta Lavon is a member of the founding team of Aleph Farms and heads the R&D of the company.
Neta is an expert in stem cells applications in biotechnology. In her last position as the COO of kadimastem (KDST), she developed cell therapy products from stem cells for ALS and Diabetes. She led the large-scale process development and cells production in bioreactors in GMP production. As a researcher at the International Stem Cell Research Center at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, she established and banked 25 new cell lines of human embryonic stem cells. In her Ph.D. thesis at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she developed protocols to differentiate pluripotent stem cells into hepatocytes. She holds a M.Sc. in biotechnology and B.Sc. in food sciences from the faculty of agriculture at the Hebrew University.
Cellular agriculture and clean meat being an interdisciplinary field, allows Neta to combine her three passions; food sciences, plant biotechnology and stem cells.
Neta was awarded the Horizon 2020 funding program of the European Commission for large scale expansion of pluripotent cells (TECHNOBEAT). She is the entrepreneur of stem cells courses in Bioforum applied knowledge center and a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, the International Stem Cell Forum, and the Israeli Stem Cell Society.