Stem cell innovators
Dr. David C. Hay is group leader, Professor, and chair of Tissue Engineering at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He has more than 15 years of experience in working with pluripotent stem cells, and his research focuses on hepatocyte derivation with the aim of translating stem cell-derived hepatocytes into scalable manufacturing processes, 3D culture systems, semi-automated screening platforms, and in the development of renewable sources of liver tissue. His research has led to a high number of well-cited publications and a long-standing international reputation. Prof. David C. Hay is a director and co-founder of Stemnovate, which focuses on developing innovative cell-based platforms to model human organ function. He is also the scientific director and co-founder of Higher Steaks, a company that develops animal cell-derived meat products.