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Stepping into a Virtual Internship: My Experience at Addgene

Posted by Brandon Solis on Aug 13, 2020 9:21:48 AM

Hola! Que tal? My name is Brandon Solis, and I am a rising senior studying Sociology and Dance at Skidmore College. I was also Addgene’s Marketing Intern this summer! With the help of Project Onramp, I was able to gain access to an internship on the journey to full-time employment. I have always been interested in the ways that I could change the world around me. My strong interest in the intersections of media, art, and society made me intrigued by the marketing internship at Addgene. Although my interests are very clear, I had no idea how to translate them into real world careers. I figured this internship would be a perfect way of exploring my different interests but also a way of challenging what I am used to.

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

Meet an Addgenie: Insights into Grad School, Career Paths, and More

Posted by Lauren Flynn on Jun 25, 2020 9:15:00 AM

My name is Lauren Flynn and I am currently wrapping up my co-op with Addgene as a DNA Sequencing Analyst intern. As a member of the Quality Control team, I help make sure the plasmids that go out our doors are correct.

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

Meet the New Addgene Board Members!

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Apr 28, 2020 9:14:14 AM

This year, Addgene welcomes three new members to the Board of Directors: Khandan Baradaran, Frank Stegmeier, and Luk Vandenberghe. We’re excited to grow the team and bring on scientists with a diverse set of experiences. Let’s meet the newest board members and get to know them!

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

How Do I Place an Addgene Order Using a PO Number?

Posted by Various Addgenies on Feb 27, 2020 9:15:00 AM

By Natalie Mortenson and Laura O'Regan

Ordering jeans online from your favorite store is easy. Ordering genes on plasmids online is a little trickier -- but at Addgene, we try to make the process as smooth and simple as possible.

We are the Customer Support Specialists here at Addgene. If you’ve called our customer service line or sent an email to, you’ve likely talked to one of us! Today we’re discussing some of our most frequently asked questions related to the ordering process:

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Using Addgene's Website

An Inside Look into Addgene's Dev Team

Posted by Sophia K. Cheng on Jan 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM

When you think of Addgene, chances are software development is not one of the things that comes to mind. The truth is, there is a lot of software development happening at Addgene under the hood. A significant portion of our development may not be visible to users like yourselves but you have definitely reaped the benefits. We support everyone that works with Addgene in some way. For users, we just released a major redesign of how search works on our site. For Addgenies, development includes everything from tracking plasmids from the moment a deposit kit is sent to a depositor, to streamlining the order fulfillment process to reduce viral order fulfilment from an average of 40 minutes to 10 minutes. While users can’t tangibly see these improvements, you are benefited with reassurance your plasmids will not get lost in a freezer and your viral orders are being fulfilled more quickly. As Addgene grows and evolves, we will be here to increase all of our teams’ efficiency and productivity. Get to know our software development team and the development process at Addgene.

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