The Gopher iGEM team won gold for best environmental project at the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition earlier this month. CBS seniors Basem Al-Shayeb (microbiology) and Jessica Tarnowsky (genetics, cell biology and development) co-led the 24-person team made up primarily of undergraduates. Faculty advisors included Dr. Jeff Gralnick (Microbiology/BTI) and Dr. Casim Sarkar (CSE).
Aunica Kane, a graduate student in the Gralnick lab, says: "As their instructor, I was blown away by how much they accomplished this semester and how hard they worked. It was so fun to see them rewarded this weekend with such a prestigious award."
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