Growing fish in a dish

August 16, 2019

Growing fish in a dish

When you think of muscle-disease research, you might not expect that same technology to be used in studies of fish-filet production.

David Mack is an investigator with Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His expertise is in muscle-wasting diseases such as muscular dystrophy, and some of his research involves the "disease in a dish" model to better understand how a condition responds to potential therapeutics.

He also is working with Clean Research, a company developing technology to grow seafood. Mack and Alain Rostain, CEO of Clean Research, explain the collaboration. 


Terms of appropriate usage of file downloads

  • News reporters and news organizations may freely republish and distribute videos, still images and audio files produced by UW Medicine.
  • Works must be attributed/credited appropriately (for example, “UW Medicine” or “University of Washington School of Medicine” – as denoted in the file) and must not be used for commercial purposes.
  • These visual and audio files may not be used to exploit or misrepresent UW Medicine or the University of Washington.
  • UW Medicine often licenses still images from Getty Images. Since we do not own a copyright for these image files, you may not republish images credited to Getty Images.
  • Logos of UW Medicine may not be republished without explicit permission. Contact us by phone or email: 206.543.3620 or