Dr Bianca Le
Dr Bianca LeDirector
Cellular Agriculture Australia
How can we use STEM to tackle some of our world’s greatest problems, like climate change, food insecurity, human diseases, animal suffering, and gender inequality? Bianca Le is a cell biologist and science communicator doing just that.
She completed her PhD at Monash University, where her research focused on understanding how being born prematurely can lead to long-term cardiovascular disease - the world’s greatest killer.
Bianca is now utilising her expertise in cell biology to help develop food more sustainably, in the emerging research field called cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture can provide healthier sources of protein to our growing population without sacrificing the planet, by harnessing modern technology to farm meat, eggs, and dairy directly from cells, not animals. Bianca recently founded Cellular Agriculture Australia, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and accelerating R&D in the cellular agriculture industry.
When Bianca’s not doing science, she talks and writes about it. As an experienced science communicator, Bianca has spoken on radio and at international conferences, and has published articles on diversity in STEM, ecology, biomedicine, and agtech. She has also contributed to various national policy projects spanning women in STEM, waste management, and science diplomacy at the Academy of Technology and Engineering.