The founding team

Screenshot 2020-10-14 at 9.56.42 PMSandhya Sriram, PhD

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

Sandhya Sriram is the CEO and co-founder of Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Sandhya is a stem cell scientist with over 10 years of experience working with muscle, adipose, cells and stem cells. After graduating with a PhD from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Sandhya pursued her postdoc at NTU and SBIC, A*STAR in Singapore. Following 4 years of postdoctoral work, she took up business development at a research institute. Alongside, she co-founded 2 companies, Biotech In Asia and SciGlo. Sandhya has been featured on Forbes Women in Tech for her entrepreneurial ventures. Sandhya is a vegetarian by choice and is passionate about employing biotechnology for a sustainable future.

Screenshot 2020-10-14 at 9.56.51 PMKa Yi Ling, PhD

Chief Scientific/Technology Officer & Co-founder

Ka Yi Ling is the Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Ka Yi is a developmental biologist with over 9 years expertise in tracing and studying stem cells during development. Ka Yi received the prestigious A*STAR’s National Science Scholarship and graduated with a Bachelors and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked closely with stem cell and developmental biology experts like James Thomson, Davor Solter and Barbara Knowles. Following graduation, 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 scholar. Ka Yi is passionate about marrying her experience in biotech research and her love for food to produce sustainable food products.