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A pioneer in the the field of silk protein research for over a decade
Eighteen B’s Chief Science Officer, Lindsay Wray, began her academic career studying biology and engineering and earned her PhD in biomedical engineering at Tufts University, where she worked in the world’s preeminent research lab on silk protein and its application for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. During her time in graduate school, Lindsay realized there was a potential for silk protein as a beneficial ingredient for skin health, and skin barrier protection in skincare products, and brought it to life at Bolt Threads.
While working as a material scientist, Lindsay Wray saw the team at Bolt producing unbroken, high-quality silk, and realized that if she could get these full-length chains into skincare to retain more of silk’s natural properties, she could solve a serious unmet need. She joined Bolt Threads to lead the Material Research Department – and create B-Silk Protein. Now, Chief Science Officer at Eighteen B Lindsay is building a new kind of skincare company with materials innovation as the driving force.