My Moment to Shine: Nicole Savant

Senior biochemistry major Nicole Savant is dedicating her summer to create change in the lab of St. Louis start-up Arch Innotek. With people in today’s society wanting to eat quality, natural foods — and with so many sensitivities and allergens — the consumer demand for these types of ingredients is higher than ever.

This local biotech company, directed by MBU alum Dr. Allen Kesselring (‘00), researches out of the Cortex Innovation Community and is dedicated to engineering microorganisms to produce natural ingredients that are beneficial to human and animal health. The goal is to produce not only food, but also animal feed, pharmaceutical products and cosmetics in a process that is clean, natural and affordable.

This story was originally featured in MBU Magazine’s Summer 2016 edition.