Lance Kizer

Ripple Foods

Lance Kizer is Head of R&D at Ripple Foods, a startup developing plant-based foods including an alternative dairy milk that launched nationally earlier this year.  Prior to Ripple Foods, Lance worked at Amyris leading research and product development teams to commercialize chemical products derived from engineered fermentation pathways in yeast.   He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington and then later at UC Berkeley in Jay Keasling’s lab where he combined the tools of synthetic and systems biology to analyze microorganisms designed to produce a low cost anti-malarial drug.