Liz Specht

Liz Specht, Senior Scientist at GFI

As Senior Scientist with GFI, Liz works to identify areas of technological need within plant-based and clean meat innovation, catalyze research to address these needs, and support start-ups and investors who are moving the field forward. Liz has a bachelor’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a doctorate in biological sciences from the University of California San Diego, and postdoctoral research experience from the University of Colorado Boulder. Liz is a Fellow with the University of Colorado at Boulder Sustainability Innovation Lab. She has a decade of academic research experience in synthetic biology, recombinant protein expression, and development of genetic tools. She is a firm believer in the power of technology to enable us to meet growing food demands in a sustainable and delicious way.