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Primer: Molecular Biology for Students

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
34 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 23, at 11:59 PM PST
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We've reached past our goal of $2500!

February 21, 2018

The Primer team would like to express the hugest THANK YOU to our generous donors!! You have made it all the more possible for our course to expand and benefit undergraduate students in their science and research journeys.


Over the course of our crowdfunding campaign, we have been overwhelmed with the generosity of our donors, and are thankful to have been able to share what we do with so many people. The Primer DeCal was started two years ago because a group of students wanted to give back what they've learned as undergraduate researchers, so that they can improve the experiences for other undergraduates looking to get involved with research. We are so grateful that our donors have found Primer's purpose meaningful and worthy of support!! 


Please keep up with us through our Facebook page after the campaign ends, and once again, thank you for your support in what we do.

3 days left!

February 20, 2018

A huge thank you to our generous donors so far: we have reached over 70% of our $2500 goal! 


For this update, we wanted to share some students' perspectives on why they are interested in the Primer course.


"One of my primary reasons for deciding to attend Berkeley was my strong attraction to the culture of undergraduate research. I want to be an active and knowledgeable member of this community and become involved with a lab on campus fairly soon. This DeCal instantly appealed to me: not only is it excellent preparation to dive into the world of undergraduate research, both in terms of basic technique and mentorship from experienced peers, but it covers topics that I genuinely would love to learn about."


"I am interested in taking this DeCal because I am want to get involved in research at Berkeley but feel I need to strengthen my laboratory techniques before getting into a lab. I am a transfer student and realize I am missing some skills my counterparts have received in their undergrad careers."


"I work in a physical chemistry lab but I am very interested in how this research can be applied biologically. That's why I want to learn more about how a molecular biology lab works and the techniques used to do research on cells and proteins."


Thank you for keeping up with us through this update! Please share our project page so that we can reach more people and be closer to achieving our fundraising goal!




February 09, 2018

Thank you to all our generous donors who have brought our project to the 50% milestone!


We are so excited to start off the spring semester with a new cohort of students who share our interest in molecular biology and research. Since the semester's just begun, check out some thoughts a past student, Tapan, has about the Primer course.


Thank you for keeping up with us through this update! Please share our project to any interested parties and we can be that much closer to reaching our goal!


Our way
of Thanking You


Thank you message

The Primer team will send you a personalized thank you email!

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018


Social media shoutout

We'll give you a shoutout on the Primer Facebook page, plus a personalized thank you email

8 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2018


Your name in GFP+ bacteria

We'll send you a photo of a petri plate with your name written in bacteria that fluoresce green under blue light, along with the perks listed above

9 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018


Video message from Primer TAs

The Primer TAs will prepare a video-taped thank you message from us to you, along with the perks listed above

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2018


Naming rights to our equipment

We'll give you naming rights to one piece of our equipment, and we will use the name you choose whenever referring to that specific equipment. You will also receive the perks listed above.

0 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018


Mini-lesson from Primer TAs

The Primer TAs will prepare a live or videotaped mini-lesson about a topic in molecular biology of your choosing. Perks listed above are also included.

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2018
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