Dr. Marga is a co-founder and served as the senior scientist at Modern Meadow. She is co-inventor on several related patents, either licensed to Organovo or key to the foundation of Modern Meadow. She was the lead investigator for both companies in their first awarded SBIR grants. Francoise is a food biochemist by training. Before joining Dr. Forgacs's laboratory, she worked on the biochemical and biophysical characterization of biopolymers. She holds a PhD from the University of Technology Compiegne (UTC) in France. She came to Canada as postdoctoral fellow and worked at Armand-Frappier Institute in Laval, Quebec on polysaccharide-degrading enzymes. She then moved to Lafayette, LA and worked on cuticle composition in relation with its elastic properties. She came to Columbia as a research associate in the Department of Biological Sciences prior to joining the Forgacs Lab. She is the co-author on several seminal publications on the bioprinting technology.