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Blue Flame Award


The blue flame is a symbol used on our website to designate plasmids that have been requested more than 100 times.

The Blue Flame Award, first distributed in 2016, serves to congratulate researchers who have at least one plasmid deposited at Addgene that has been distributed more than 100 times.

The list below denotes the depositing labs who have the most highly requested plasmids. Currently, there are 400+ depositors worldwide who have one or more blue flame plasmids.

Depositor Depositing Organization
Adam Antebi Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
Adam Cohen Harvard University
Alan Cochrane University of Toronto
Alan Perantoni National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Alex Schier Harvard University
Alex Toker Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Alexander Dent Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
Alexander Sorkin University of Colorado, Boulder
Alexandra Newton University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Alice Ting Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alla Karpova HHMI, Janelia Research Campus
Allan Weissman National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Alonzo Ross University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Amy Palmer University of Colorado, Boulder
Andras Nagy Mount Sinai Hospital
Andrea Ventura Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Andrew Fire Carnegie Institution for Science
Andrew Scharenberg University of Washington
Anjana Rao Boston Children's Hospital
Anjen Chenn Northwestern University
Anna Huttenlocher University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ari Helenius ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Arthur Riggs Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Astar Winoto University of California, Berkeley
Austin Cooney Baylor College of Medicine
Aziz Sancar University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Baljit Khakh University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Barry Gumbiner Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Ben Neel Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Benjamin Ebert Brigham and Women's Hospital
Benjamin Glick University of Chicago
Bernard Futscher University of Arizona
Bernard Weinstein Columbia University
Bert Vogelstein Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Bingliang Fang University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bo Huang University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Bob Goldstein University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bob Weinberg Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Brendan Manning Harvard School of Public Health
Brett Collins University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Brian Matthews University of Oregon
Brian McNaughton Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Brian Sauer National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Bruce Beutler Scripps California (The Scripps Research Institute)
Bruce Conklin J. David Gladstone Institutes
Bruce Spiegelman Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Bryan Roth University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bryan Welm University of Utah
Carol Otey University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolyn Bertozzi University of California, Berkeley
Chandra Tucker Duke University
Chang-Deng Hu Purdue University
Chang-Zheng Chen Stanford University
Channing Der University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Charles Gersbach Duke University
Charles Lowenstein Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Cheryl Arrowsmith University Health Network
Christien Merrifield MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Christopher Contag Stanford University
Christopher Counter Duke University
Christopher Voigt University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Chunyu Han Hebei University of Science and Technology
Clark Distelhorst Case Western Reserve University
Cliff Tabin Harvard Medical School
Connie Cepko Harvard Medical School
Craig Montell Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Cynthia Wolberger Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Daniel Carlson Recombinetics
Daniel Gerlich ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Daniel Haber Massachusetts General Hospital
Daniel Voytas Iowa State University
Danwei Huangfu Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Dario Vignali St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Darrell Kotton Boston University Medical Campus
Dave Piston Vanderbilt University and Medical Center
David Baltimore California Institute of Technology
David Bartel Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
David Chan California Institute of Technology
David Engelke University of Michigan
David Grunwald University of Utah
David Liu Harvard University
David Rimm Yale University
David Ron New York University School of Medicine
David Root Broad Institute, Inc.
David Rubinsztein University of Cambridge
David Sabatini Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
David Sacks Brigham and Women's Hospital
David Sidransky Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
David Spencer Baylor College of Medicine
David Waugh National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Deborah Gumucio University of Michigan
Dennis Selkoe Brigham and Women's Hospital
Derrick Rossi Boston Children's Hospital
Detlef Weigel Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
Diane Lipscombe Brown University
Diane Mathis Joslin Diabetes Center
Didier Stainier University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Didier Trono Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
Dmitri Wiederschain Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc
Do-Hyung Kim University of Minnesota
Domenico Accili Columbia University
Dominic Esposito National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Don Arnold University of Southern California
Don Cleveland Ludwig Institute For Cancer Research, San Diego Branch
Donald McDonnell Duke University
Dong-Er Zhang Scripps California (The Scripps Research Institute)
Dorus Gadella University of Amsterdam
Doug Golenbock University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Douglas Kim HHMI, Janelia Research Campus
Douglas Melton Harvard University
Dustin Maly University of Washington
Edward Boyden Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edward Callaway Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Edward Chan University of Florida
Edward Fon McGill University
Edward Yeh University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Eileen Adamson Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Elaine Fuchs Rockefeller University
Elizabeth Fisher Medical Research Council, South Africa
Eric Campeau University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Eric Fearon University of Michigan
Eric Mendenhall University of Alabama in Huntsville
Eric Verdin J. David Gladstone Institutes
Erich Roessler National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Erik Jorgensen University of Utah
Erin Schuman California Institute of Technology
Esteban Dell'Angelica University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Feng Zhang Broad Institute, Inc.
Filippo Giancotti Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Francis Castellino University of Notre Dame
Frank Costantini Columbia University
Frank Sinicrope Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Fred Gage Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Frederick Stanley New York University School of Medicine
Fumihiko Urano University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Garry Nolan Stanford University
Gary Bokoch Scripps California (The Scripps Research Institute)
Gary Yellen Harvard Medical School
Geoff Wahl Salk Institute for Biological Studies
George Church Harvard University
George Daley Boston Children's Hospital
Gerald Rubin HHMI, Janelia Research Campus
Gerhart Ryffel Universitaetsklinikum Essen
Gia Voeltz University of Colorado, Boulder
Gus Frangou Cellecta, Inc.
Guy Salvesen Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Hal Dietz Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Hans Clevers Hubrecht Institute
Hartmut Land Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Hodaka Fujii Osaka University
Hongkui Zeng Allen Institute
Howard Chang Stanford University
Huimin Zhao University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Iain Fraser California Institute of Technology
Ian Macara University of Virginia
Ian Wickersham Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ichiro Matsumura Emory University
Ie-Ming Shih Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Inder Verma Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Jacco van Rheenen Hubrecht Institute
Jakob Reiser Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
James Anderson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
James Ellis Hospital for Sick Children
James Hurley National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
James Sutherland CIC bioGUNE
James Thomson Morgridge Institute for Research
Jayanta Debnath University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Jean Zhao Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Jeff Wrana Mount Sinai Hospital
Jeffrey Green National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Jen Sheen Massachusetts General Hospital
Jennifer Doudna University of California, Berkeley
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Jennifer Stow University of Queensland
Jeremy Stark Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Jerry Crabtree Stanford University
Ji-Long Liu University of Oxford
Jialiang Wang Vanderbilt University and Medical Center
Jie Chen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jim Darnell Rockefeller University
Jim Woodgett Mount Sinai Hospital
Jinhyun Kim Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Jiyue Zhu Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine
Joan Brugge Harvard Medical School
Joan Massague Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Joel Swanson University of Michigan
John Blenis Harvard Medical School
John Calarco Harvard University
John Cleveland Scripps Florida (The Scripps Research Institute)
John Kyriakis Tufts Medical Center
John Wyrick Washington State University
John T Gray St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Jon Ashwell National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Jonathan Chernoff Institute for Cancer Research d/b/a the Research Institute of Fox Chase Cancer Center
Jonathan Ting Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jonathan Weissman University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Jose Cibelli Michigan State University
Joseph Bass Northwestern University
Joseph Bidwell Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
Joseph Gleeson University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Joshua Sanes Harvard University
Junying Yuan Harvard Medical School
Kai Ge National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Karel Svoboda HHMI, Janelia Research Campus
Karen Ashe University of Minnesota
Karl Deisseroth Stanford University
Karl Kramer Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Karla Kirkegaard Stanford University
Kate O'Connor-Giles University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kathleen Matthews Rice University
Kathrin Plath University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Ke Shuai University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Keisuke Kaji MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Keith Joung Massachusetts General Hospital
Keith Mostov University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Kenan Murphy University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Kiran Musunuru Harvard University
Klaus Hahn University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Klaus Rajewsky Boston Children's Hospital
Konrad Hochedlinger Massachusetts General Hospital
Kosuke Yusa Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Kristala Prather Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kristian Helin University of Copenhagen, BRIC
Kunliang Guan University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Kurt Beam University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
Kurt Thorn University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Kyle Roux Sanford Research
L. Miguel Martins MRC Toxicology Unit
Leon Lagnado MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Leonard Zon Boston Children's Hospital
Lewis Cantley Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Li-Huei Tsai Harvard Medical School
Linzhao Cheng Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Liqun Luo Stanford University
Lois Greene National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Loren Looger HHMI, Janelia Research Campus
Luciano Marraffini Rockefeller University
Luis Felipe Barros Centro de Estudios Cientificos
Luk Parijs Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lynne Cassimeris Lehigh University
Malcolm Moore Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Marc Kirschner Harvard Medical School
Marc Montminy Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Maria Castro Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Maria Jasin Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Marian Walhout University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Marius Sudol Geisinger Health Center
Marius Wernig Stanford University
Mark Cookson National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Mark Howarth University of Oxford
Mark Mercola Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Markus Affolter University of Basel
Markus Ralser Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Martin Brown Stanford University
Martin Eilers Philipps-Universitaet Marburg
Martin Schwartz University of Virginia
Martine Roussel St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Mary Dasso National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Masahito Ikawa Osaka University
Masamitsu Iino University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine
Masato Kanemaki National Institute of Genetics
Matija Peterlin University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Matthew Meyerson Broad Institute, Inc.
Matthew Welch University of California, Berkeley
Maxence Nachury Stanford University
Michael Bevan University of Washington
Michael Davidson Florida State University, Tallahassee
Michael Donnenberg University of Maryland, Baltimore
Michael Glotzer University of Chicago
Michael Gottesman National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Michael Greenberg Boston Children's Hospital
Michael Kastan Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Michael Lin Stanford University
Michael Mancini Baylor College of Medicine
Michael McVoy Virginia Commonwealth University
Michel Sadelain Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Michele Calos Stanford University
Mien-Chie Hung University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Miguel Ramalho-Santos University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Miguel Sena-Esteves Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Mikhail Alexeyev University of South Alabama
Mirek Dundr Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Morris Birnbaum University of Pennsylvania
Nancy Craig Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Navdeep Chandel Northwestern University
Nicholas Gaiano Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Nick Hastie MRC Human Genetics Unit
Nico Dantuma Karolinska Institutet
Noboru Mizushima Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Olimpia Meucci Drexel University
Pantelis Tsoulfas University of Miami
Patricia Wadsworth University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Patrick Aebischer Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
Patrick Daugherty University of California, Santa Barbara
Paul Khavari Stanford University
Paul Luzio University of Cambridge
Paul Schumacker Northwestern University
Paul Wade National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Pawel Pelczar University of Zurich
Pere Puigserver Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Peter Howley Harvard Medical School
Peter Johnson National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Peter Klein University of Pennsylvania
Peter Schultz Scripps California (The Scripps Research Institute)
Peter ten Dijke Netherlands Cancer Institute
Phil Sharp Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Philip Beachy Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Philippe Soriano Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pierre Neveu European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg
Pietro De Camilli Yale University
Qing Zhong University of California, Berkeley
Rachel Klevit University of Washington
Ralf Kuehn Max-Delbrueck-Centrum fuer Molekulare Medizin (MDC)
Randall Moon University of Washington
Raphael Kopan Washington University in Saint Louis
Raymond Birge Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (UMDNJ Legacy)
Ren-he Xu University of Connecticut Health Center
Reuben Shaw Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Richard C. Austin McMaster University
Richard Goodman Oregon Health & Science University
Richard Pagano Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Richard Roth Stanford University
Richard Youle National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS)
Rick Horwitz University of Virginia
Rickard Sandberg Ludwig Institute For Cancer Research, Stockholm Branch
Rik Derynck University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Robert Adelstein National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Robert Benezra Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Robert Campbell University of Alberta
Robert Kingston Massachusetts General Hospital
Robert Lefkowitz Duke University
Robert Malinow University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Robert Singer Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Robert Slany Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuremberg
Robert Tjian University of California, Berkeley
Roberta Gottlieb Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Robin Shaw University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Roel Nusse Stanford University
Roger Davis University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Rolf Zeller University of Basel
Ron Prywes Columbia University
Ron Vale University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Ronald Kahn Joslin Diabetes Center
Rony Seger Weizmann Institute of Science
Rudolf Jaenisch Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Ruslan Medzhitov Yale University
Ryohei Yasuda Duke University
Sander van den Heuvel Massachusetts General Hospital
Sandra Weller University of Connecticut Health Center
Scot Wolfe University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Scott Gradia University of California, Berkeley
Scott Lowe Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Scott Sternson HHMI, Janelia Research Campus
Sergei Sokol Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Sergio Grinstein Hospital for Sick Children
Shawn Ferguson Yale University
Sheila Stewart Washington University in Saint Louis
Sheng Yang Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS
Shinya Yamanaka Kyoto University, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application
Silvia Corvera University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Simon Bullock MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Sophien Kamoun Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich
Stanley Korsmeyer Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Stanley Qi University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Stefano Piccolo University of Padua
Stephan Kissler Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stephen Elledge Harvard Medical School
Stephen Shaw National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Stephen Sligar University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephen Smale University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Steve Jackson Gurdon Institute
Steven Vogel National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Sung-Hou Kim Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Susan Lindquist Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Susan Taylor University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
T. Michael Underhill University of British Columbia
Takashi Yamamoto Hiroshima University
Tamas Balla National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Tamotsu Yoshimori Osaka University
Tannishtha Reya Duke University
Ted Dawson Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine
Thomas Roberts Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Thomas Tuschl Rockefeller University
Thomas Wandless Stanford University
Thomas Westbrook Baylor College of Medicine
Thomas Zwaka Baylor College of Medicine
Thoru Pederson University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Tim Townes University of Alabama at Birmingham
Timothy Osborne Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Timothy Springer Boston Children's Hospital
Titia de Lange Rockefeller University
Tobias Bonhoeffer Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Tobias Meyer Stanford University
Tom Misteli National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Tom Rapoport Harvard Medical School
Toren Finkel National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Tso-Pang Yao Duke University
Tyler Jacks Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Valeri Vasioukhin Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Vincent Pieribone John B. Pierce Laboratory
Vladislav Verkhusha Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Vlatka Zoldoš University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science
Vsevolod Belousov Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry
Wade Harper Harvard Medical School
Wafik El-Deiry University of Pennsylvania
Walther Mothes Yale University
Warner Greene J. David Gladstone Institutes
Wataru Fujii University of Tokyo
Wei Cui University of Edinburgh, Roslin Institute
Wei-dong Yao Harvard Medical School
Wenbiao Chen Vanderbilt University and Medical Center
William Bement University of Wisconsin, Madison
William Hahn Dana Farber Cancer Institute
William Kaelin Dana Farber Cancer Institute
William Sellers Dana Farber Cancer Institute
William Sessa Yale University
Wolf Frommer Carnegie Institution for Science
Xin Wang National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Xingxu Huang Nanjing University
Yannick Doyon Universite Laval
Yihong Ye National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Yinong Yang Pennsylvania State University
Yosef Shaul Weizmann Institute of Science
Yoshihiro Nakatani Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Yu-Zhu Zhang Illinois Institute of Technology
Yue Xiong University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Zhen Yan University of Virginia
Zsuzsanna Izsvak Max-Delbrueck-Centrum fuer Molekulare Medizin (MDC)
Zuoshang Xu University of Massachusetts, Worcester