Category: In the News

It’s Official – Join Us In Welcoming Dr. Kelly Banas

GEI is pleased to announce Kelly Banas, PhD, has earned her doctorate from the University of Delaware and joined the GEI team to continue her work supporting the Translational Science Group in the development of the lung cancer clinical protocol. Dr. Banas received mentorship and guidance from GEI Founder and Director, Eric B. Kmiec, PhD. […]

Our New Location

ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute celebrates the opening of its new space at the University of Delaware STAR campus. The lab has grown so much in the past year, that a bigger lab – and expanded office space – was needed to house our team. Please note our new address: 550 South College Avenue, Suite 100A, Newark […]

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 […]