ABOUT US: 
DNA & BEYOND

Our mission: To advance the understanding and appreciation of the physical sciences, and of the world of genetics and molecular biology in particular. 

Who We Are

We are a DNA-focused product development center and a centralized web-based marketplace for educators and science enthusiasts. We offer a selection of the finest models, specimens, educational systems, media, and other resources for learning about DNA, the genome, the epigenome (DNA’s mysterious “director”), and the broader world of scientific research into the beauties and wonders of our universe.

Prime Focus

Our prime focus of products and services is on learning about DNA: life’s master-code which is the molecule of heredity of all living things, including tiny microbes, plants, and animals. We bring a special focus to the human genome, and our offerings go beyond the DNA/genome focus, and include RNA, proteins, and larger multi-protein systems and machines that operate within cells.

Second Focus

Our second focus is on the exploding science of epigenetics-studying the cell’s intricate “above-the-genome” control system that directs the expression of DNA

Third Focus

Our third and broader focus is on new developments and discoveries in other scientific fields, such as paleontology, geology, astronomy and cosmology.

Staff & Advisory Board Members

Dr. Tom Woodward

CEO

Dr. Tom Woodward, the original designer of the Dynamic DNA model, has had a deep love of science and of genetics in particular since his undergraduate years at Princeton, where he majored in history and studied chemistry and anthropology as well. After completing his Ph.D. in science communication at the University of South Florida, he developed a creative approach to teaching the discoveries of DNA, RNA and proteins, which opened the door to Dr. Woodward’s Genetics Seminars at universities and schools across the world. Our Dynamic DNA Curriculum has been presented and adopted for teaching all over the US and Canada, and in such countries as Switzerland and Norway, Bolivia and Australia, Poland and Denmark, Romania and Serbia. It was a special pleasure to present our teaching approach at Princeton University’s Icahn Laboratory, which houses the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.

NAAJI HYLTON

ONE OF THE PRINCETONIANS BEHIND DNA & BEYOND

Pictured here is our youngest team member, a pre-med student majoring in Neuroscience at Princeton University. In fact, one of our first demonstrations of the model took place in the Genomics Department at Princeton! Naaji, who hails from Tampa Bay, is one of a dozen Princetonians who have played a crucial role in bringing our DNA model dream to reality. Naaji is our Special Assistant for Curriculum Development, co-authoring our newly released DNA and Beyond lessons! In coming months, we will introduce other members of our leadership team!


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MICHAEL CAVE

CO-CREATOR / FLORIDA CUSTOM MOLD

Mike Cave is President of Florida Custom Mold, and when it came to the challenges of bringing our ideas to the crucial stage of manufacture, he stepped forward as our “Production Mastermind.” Thus the Dynamic DNA Model is a co-creation of “DNA and Beyond” and our stellar manufacturer, Florida Custom Mold.

FCM is a recognized leader in prototype to production molds and injection molding of thermoplastic materials. Their expertise in tool design and development in both aluminum and steel molds along with injection molding has made FCM a worldwide leader in rapid prototype to production tooling.


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