Category: In the News

Building Trust – Live on DETV

This week, GEI Founder and Director, Eric B. Kmiec PhD, participated in an important conversation with colleagues and the community about Building Trust: Reducing Disparities in Clinical Trials. Aired live on DETV , the subject of equitable inclusion of people of color in medical research is especially important to the Gene Editing Institute as our […]

National Accolades for GEI Intern

Rohan Kanchana, the Newark Charter High School student who worked with GEI’s Kevin Bloh in developing the DECODR software program, has been recognized in the 57th Class of U.S.  Presidential Scholars (one of just 161 high school students selected from across the country). He is a co-first author on our manuscript, published in the CRISPR […]

Construction Update

Did you know that the Gene Editing Institute is growing? It has been just over a year since our parent organization, ChristianaCare, invested in our future success by commissioning a new and expanded laboratory to house our growing team, which includes several new scientists developing a therapeutic cancer application for CRISPR gene editing. The new […]

Behind the Scenes with DETV

Over the past couple of months, the Gene Editing Institute has been collaborating with media partner DETV to explore the impact of gene editing within the African American community in Wilmington, Delaware. It has been a journey – and no stone has been left unturned. Actively pursuing diversity, and encouraging equitable participation in gene editing […]

Science Teachers Rock!

We’re here to celebrate all teachers this coming week on Teacher Appreciation Day, but especially science teachers, and especially two of our hometown STEM teachers. Read below to see how Danya Espadas and Russ Mauger helped the Gene Editing Institute and its partners reach an incredible milestone – the hands-on debut of CRISPR in a […]

Highlighting the Work of our Genome Engineering Group

This week, Pawel Bialk, MS, Lead for the Gene Editing Institute’s Genome Engineering Group, presented an overview for University of Delaware researchers on genome engineering in mammalian cells. GEI’s step-by step process is carefully designed to apply CRISPR to the generation of clonally derived genetically modified mammalian cell lines with genomic knock-outs (KO) and knock-ins […]

DelawareBio Has a New Look

We’re proud to be a member of this organization advancing the field of biotechnology in the state of Delaware. Please visit their new website to learn more about events and news describing advancements by member companies. DelawareBio helps us connect to national initiatives and is dedicated to the growth of cell and gene therapy organizations […]

Memorandum of Understanding Solidifies Partnership with The Franklin Institute

ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute and The Franklin Institute have signed a three-year agreement to develop programming and content based on a shared vision of inspiring future scientists and engaging with the community. Coming up – an interactive discussion to be held the evening of May 6th at 6:30 pm entitled, “Building Trust: Eliminating Disparities in […]

Celebrating an Achievement – and Advancing Cancer Research with CRISPR

Please join us in congratulating Kelly Banas on the successful defense of her PhD research thesis. Upon graduation from the University of Delaware this May, the soon-to-be-conferred Doctor Banas is eager to continue her unique contributions to the field of cancer research. Earlier this year, she was the lead author on a scholarly research paper […]

Talking DECODR – GEI Research Fellow Featured on Podcast

Do you have an interest in gene editing bioinformatics? Join Kevin Folta and Kevin Bloh as they delve into the function and origin story of new software that was developed in the Gene Editing Institute laboratory. This new tool was recently published in the CRISPR Journal and is currently used every day in our own […]