Sezin Yegit


Sezin is the co-founder and advisor of Mori, a Tufts SilkLabspinoff, that focuses on extending the shelf life of food by its edible silk coating. She has built and grew the technical strategy and team from 1 to 60+ and served as VP of R&D and VP of Innovation. She spearheaded the product development and technical relationship management with partners resulting in multiple paid partnerships and pilot programs and resulted in $80M+ funding from the leading agtech and tough tech VC’s. She has experience on navigating the GRAS FDA approval by convening the panel of technical experts and design of studies and reports.She is also the inventor on multiple patents for silk based edible coating for different applications in food supply chain, packaging and for industry relevant scalable silk production methods. She holds a BS and MS in Chemistry from Bogazici University, Istanbul/TR, a PhD in Biotechnology/Chemistry from Tufts University (a proud Kaplanite -Kaplan lab alumni) and completed her postdoctoral studies at Yale University School of Medicine in Cell Biology. Currently she is the Associate Director of Science Operations and Strategic Partnerships at LabCentral.