Meet the Reel makers

We’re a group of scientists, engineers, and environmentalists bringing multidisciplinary expertise to the future of sustainable and delicious food.

On a mission for Reel food system innovation

John Ahrens, PhD
CEO and co-founder

John’s passion for sustainability and expertise in tissue regeneration came together in co-founding Reel Foods and developing its cell-driven cultivation technology. He holds a PhD in Bioengineering from Harvard University, where his research focused on generating cardiac tissues for regenerative medicine. 

Robert Weeks, PhD
CTO and Co-Founder

Rob heads platform development and the scalable production of Reel Foods’ cultivated proteins. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University, where his research focused on developing new 3D printing methods to fabricate structural and functional materials.

Beverley See, MBA/MS
COO and Co-Founder

Bev brings an analytical, research-focused eye to improving our food systems and oversees business strategy and growth. She also brings critical financial expertise as a former investor at General Atlantic and Apollo. She holds a dual MBA and MS in Environment & Resources from Stanford University, where she also helped to launch NotCo US, advising on product and go-to-market strategy.

Chinedu Irofuala, MSc
Tissue Engineer

Chinedu’s work focuses on cell structuring and tissue development. He joins Reel Foods from WildType, where he gained extensive experience in cultivating seafood. He holds an MSc in Biomedical Engineering and Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering from Brown University.

Robin Anwyl
Research Associate

Robin’s research concentrates on cell culture and molecular analysis. She also brings rich industry experience from a prior role in cellular therapeutics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Biological Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Liam Dow, PhD
Biomaterials Engineer

Liam leads our biomaterials efforts at Reel and brings an extensive background in biomechanics and biomaterials to the team. He holds a PhD in Mechanobiology from UC Santa Barbara, where he worked alongside the esteemed Professor Beth Pruitt.

Jennifer Lewis, ScD
Scientific Advisor

Jennifer is the Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Throughout a groundbreaking career, she has made pioneering contributions to the programmable assembly of functional, structural, and living matter.

Irving Fain
Business Advisor

Irving is the Co-Founder & CEO of Bowery, the modern farming company growing smarter produce and creating a more sustainable source of fresh, nutritious foods. He is a seasoned entrepreneur whose passion for access to quality, local food is a lifelong endeavor.

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