Special Thanks

We would like to thank the Gralnick Lab and its personnel for generously allowing us space and equipment to pursue our project. We also extend our gratitude to our advisors, Dr. Aunica Kane, Dr. Casim Sarkar, Dr. Peter Intile, and Dr. Jeff Gralnick. Without whose hard work, support, and expertise our project would never have existed. We would also like to thank our sponsors, whose generous donations enabled our project to be more than an idea.



Biotechnology Institute

The 3M Company

Integrated DNA Technologies


The 3M Company

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

University of Minnesota College of Biological Science

Laboratory Roles

All participated in wet lab and public outreach

Sarah Lucas - Team leader

Kathryn Almquist - Project poster design

Chase Bowen - Wiki design

Carolyn Domroese - Wiki design

Sophia Vrba - Documentary video production

Ajinkya Limkar - Documentary video production


Dick Ervasti - Javascript code for expandable/collapsible elements