Our Partners and Supporters

From the beginning, the ChristianaCare Gene Editing Institute had a clear goal of partnering with the best people and organizations in research innovation, product development and distribution, and gene editing education.

Delaware Technical Community College

Delaware Technical Community College and Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute have collaborated on a $1 million grant to develop a highly unique and most likely the first gene-editing curriculum for community college students in the U.S. This curriculum was based around CRISPR in a Box™, our educational toolkit that brings a CRISPR experiment to students and places gene editing in their hands. Since then, we have continued to provide support to Delaware Technical Community College professors, and Dr. Mike Buoni currently serves on our teacher advisory board to provide guidance for our new Learning Lab program.

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Students at Salem Academy in Winston Salem, North Carolina experienced access to CRISPR in a BoxTM, GEI’s educational resource that inspires interest in gene editing. Salem Academy, exclusive to girls in grades 9-12, became the first school in North Carolina to offer the workshop as it pivots its academic focus to a STEAM academy.

“Our partnership with ChristianaCare and the Gene Editing Institute will create new and innovative possibilities for our aspiring women scientists to learn cutting edge science and explore a future career in biotechnology, science, and medicine,” said Dr. Summer McGee, president of Salem Academy and College. “This unique experience is exactly what sets Salem Academy apart as a national leader in building the next generation of women leaders in STEAM.”

The Gene Editing Institute’s Gene Editing 360TM, a package of tools and videos to support teachers in high schools and colleges, came to fruition in partnership with the Delaware Technical Community College and is being distributed by Carolina Biologics. The development of CRISPR in a Box began with a grant from the National Science Foundation, and since then is in classrooms across the country engaging and inspiring the next generation of gene editing leaders. Interested in partnership?
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Drexel University

The Gene Editing Institute is a proud supporter of Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and their BioMed Summer Academy, where students are given the opportunity to perform a gene editing experiment with CRISPR in a Box™. Instructors are given a full primer course, experimental protocol, and virtual staff support throughout the three weeks of the summer program to ensure that students receive the best experience with gene editing.

The Franklin Institute

The Gene Editing Institute entered a partnership with The Franklin Institute in 2021, giving high school students in the Franklin Institute’s STEM Scholars program the opportunity to conduct novel experiments with gene editing technology. This partnership also brought graduate students from the E.E. Just Society into the classroom to provide further mentorship for high school students on CRISPR and on potential career pathways in the bioscience field.

Carolina Biological

Carolina Biological is the current manufacturer and distributor for CRISPR in a Box™, our educational toolkit that delivers an easy-to-follow gene editing experiment to high school and college students interested in biotechnology. Carolina Biological, based in North Carolina, has offered support to our program from as early as 2021, when we were training students and educators at Salem Academy and College, their next-door neighbor.

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