Tim Geistlinger serves as Chief Science Officer at Perfect Day, a consumer biology company on a mission to create a kinder, greener tomorrow by developing new ways to make the foods you love today — starting in the dairy aisle. In his role, Tim leads all innovative discovery efforts for where his work is focused on creating earth-friendly, high-quality, functional proteins that deliver a truly satisfying full-dairy experience, without the environmental and welfare issues inherent to factory farming. Tim is driven by a passion to create scientific solutions that tackle major problems, which he has cultivated throughout his over 20 years in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and development. He brings this experience to Perfect Day, along with a track record of innovative breakthroughs across various medical, industrial, and academic arenas. Tim’s scientific research has taken him through the laboratories of Shaman Pharmaceuticals, MIGROS AG, Stanford University, Genentech, UCSF, Tokyo University, Harvard Medical School, The DanaFarber Cancer Institute, Amyris Biotechnologies, and Beyond Meat. Tim previously held the role of Chief Technology Officer at Perfect Day where he led the development of the technology behind our products. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Research and Development for Beyond Meat where he built the entire scientific program, the foundation for all the current and marketing future food products, the scale-up, and the IP strategy, in alignment with the business strategies. Tim is the original creator of the now famous Beyond Burger and related products in multiple QSRs globally. Tim is skilled in metabolic engineering, drug design, fermentation, manufacturing, chemical biology, natural products chemistry, targeted therapeutics, protein engineering, scale-up technologies, and oncology. He has built the teams and created the seminal technology behind multiple therapeutics working in partnership with the likes of the Gates Foundation, Elli Lilly, Roche, Genentech, Novartis and others. His work has resulted in three IPOs and multiple licensed products that are currently used globally to treat cancer and infectious disease. Tim earned his PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from the University of California, San Francisco. He is passionate about the future of animal-free dairy and, with the rest of the Executive Leadership Team, is driving Perfect Day to its vision of building a more equitable, resilient, and diverse food system for everyone.
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