Sue Klapholz, M.D., Ph.D, is VP of Nutrition and Health at Impossible Foods. She is also on the board of directors of our sister company, Lyrical Foods. Sue holds five patents and brings a wealth of experience from her diverse career as a scientist, doctor, teacher, editor and writer.
Before joining Impossible Foods in 2013, Sue was a senior scientist at Cell Genesys, where she established a large DNA cloning lab and led the team that cloned the megabase-sized human immunoglobulin genes in yeast, among other projects. Sue also taught a professional course in cloning and analysis of large DNA molecules at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, and was a lecturer on genetics and evolution at The University of Chicago.
Sue was a resident physician in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of California, San Francisco. She was also a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University, where she worked on cloning a gene responsible for manic-depression, and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at The University of Chicago, focusing on the genetic control of recombination and chromosome segregation during meiosis in yeast. Sue has an M.D. from The University of Illinois College of Medicine and a Ph.D. in genetics from The University of Chicago. She has volunteered with a variety of organizations, including the Stanford Health Library, the Palo Alto Children’s Theater and the Palo Alto Humane Society.