We, the 2015 MIT iGEM team, are especially indebted to the Weiss Lab for Synthetic Biology at MIT and our immediate mentors, including but not limited to Ron Weiss, Brian Teague, Nicholas DeLateur, Eugene Lim, Viirj Kan, Kristjan Eerik Kaseniit, Kyle Lathem, Lyla Atta, Kathryn Brink, Christian Richardson, and Erik Ersland.

Additionally, we would like to acknowledge Professor Kristala Jones Prather, Ben Woolston, and Jose Gomez for making time to give us feedback on specific aspects of the project.

We would like to thank the Monsanto Company and Ginkgo Bioworks for graciously allowing us to tour their facilities and giving us constructive criticism on our project. The Monsanto Company also helped sponsor our project.

We are grateful to the Keasling Lab at UC Berkeley for the A2A strain E. coli.

We were financially supported by the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the MIT Department of Bioengineering, and the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.