Dr. Ka Yi Ling

CTO, Shiok Meats (a cell-based clean meat company)

Dr. Ling Ka Yi is the Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Ka Yi is a developmental stem cell biologist with over 9 years of experience in tracing and studying stem cells during development. Ka Yi received the prestigious A*STAR’s National Science Scholarship (BS-PhD) and did her Bachelors and PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


She has had the fortune of working with stem cell and developmental biology giants like James Thomson, Davor Solter and Barbara Knowles. Upon graduating, Ka Yi did her postdoc at IMCB, A*STAR. She is an active science communicator since her days in Madison, and frequently takes part in Singapore’s science outreach events. She also does a podcast “Science Now” and “Life after PhD” with fellow scientists.


Ka Yi recently co-founded her first startup Shiok Meats with Dr. Sandhya Sriram – the first cell-based meat company in Singapore.

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