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Ka Yi Ling, PhD

Dr. Ling Ka Yi is a developmental and stem cell biologist with over 10 years of expertise in tracing and studying stem cells during development. Ka Yi received the prestigious A*STAR’s National Science Scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked closely with stem cell and developmental biology experts like James Thomson, Davor Solter, and Barbara Knowles. Following graduation, Ka Yi did her postdoc at IMCB, A*STAR in Singapore. She is an active science communicator since her days in Madison, and frequently takes part in science outreach and speaks at food sustainability and career management events. Ka Yi is passionate about marrying her experience in biotech research and her love for food to produce sustainable food products. In August 2018, she co-founded a cultivated crustaceans startup called Shiok Meats, along with Dr. Sandhya Sriram. She was recognized as one of the MIT Tech Review’s “Innovators under 35 in Asia” 2020, the “Women and the Ocean: Changemakers” challenge 2020”, the Great Women Of Our Times 2020 by Women Weekly, and Gen T list 2020.

Ka Yi Ling, PhD
Group Chief Technology Officer
& Co-Founder
Shiok Meats

Republic of Singapore

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"Reinventing Meat - with Ka Yi Ling"

Future Design Podcast  |  June 18, 2020

Interveiw with Ka Yi Ling

我要做富翁   |  February 16, 2022

"Growing Meat in a Lab - Asia's Changemakers"

Asian Scientist  |  May 14, 2020

"Interviews with Co-Founders of Shiok Meats"

Purpose With Profit  |  April 5, 2019











The Singapore Women's Weekly  |  July 30, 2020

Asian Scientist  |  May 14, 2020

University Relations Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison  |  August 21, 2017

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