Matthew Farnitano

As one of the returning members from last year, Matthew helped to design the project. He also trained new members and was involved in wet lab work from April to August. He also designed the house course that is a part of our Policy and Practice.

Matthew Faw

Matthew participated in wet lab work, but was also responsible for the 3D-printing of different pieces of lab equipment. He also helped design the house course.

Garima Tomar

Garima assisted in wet lab work, but also acted as the liaison between Duke's iGEM team and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) iGEM team.

Delta Ghoshal

Delta participated in wet lab work and also designed, coded, and implemented this wiki.

Mike Zhu

Mike assisted with wet lab work and also did some mathematical modeling.

TJ Ciesla

TJ did some wet lab work and also mathematical modeling.

Janan Zhu

Janan participated in mathematical modeling.

Dr. Mike Lynch

Dr. Lynch provided valuable advice to the team in its early stages.

Dr. Charles Gersbach

As one of the principal investigators, Dr. Gersbach helped us by giving us advice as well as finding the funding sources to make this project possible.

Dr. Nicolas Buchler

As the other principal investigator, Dr. Buchler gave us advice, as well as lab space and equipment.

Charlie Cooper

Charlie gave the team guidance, as well as assisted us with several protocols. He was very closely involved and provided mentorship for all of us.

Additional Thanks

Special thanks to Chip Bobbert for assistance with our 3D printing project. In addition, we would like to thank the following groups for providing support here at Duke University:
  • The Pratt School of Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering support Dr. Gersbach as well as Matthew Faw, Delta Ghoshal, TJ Ciesla, and Mike Zhu.
  • The Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (GCB) supports Dr. Gersbach and Dr. Buchler.
  • The Department of Biology provides support to Dr. Buchler and Matthew Farnitano
  • The Department of Biophysics provides support to Dr. Buchler and Janan Zhu.
  • The Department of Biochemistry provides support to Charlie Cooper.
Finally, we wish to thank the following funding sources for allowing our project to succeed.
  • The Lord-Alstadt Foundation has provided generous funding for this iGEM project and we thank them for their support.
  • C.G. is supported by the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2OD008586) and a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (CBET-1151035).
  • N.B. is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award (1DP2OD008654), Burroughs Wellcome Funds CASI Award (1005769), and DARPA Biochronicity grant (BAA-11-66)