Biotechnology

Faculty

Craig Caldwell Craig Caldwell

Rank/Title Biotechnology Director
Office: Jordan Health Sciences Building Room 254H
Phone: 801-957-6350
E-mail: craig.caldwell@slcc.edu

Craig earned his Ph.D from Texas A&M University in the field of Biochemistry where he  studied neurogenesis in Drosophila brain tissue.  After graduating, he conducted post- doctoral research at the National Institutes of Health where he worked in the laboratory of  Dr. Myriam Gorospe.  He has worked in industrial research settings that include the  technology development group at Myriad Genetics, Inc., and for the U.S. Army as part of the Science and Technology Corporation group at Dugway Proving Ground.  Craig left the private sector to join Salt Lake Community College where he was responsible for implementing and directing the InnovaBio internship program in its formative years.  He is currently the chair of the Biotechnology Department at Salt Lake Community College where he works closely with industry, other science departments in the college, and many partners in high school biotechnology programs.


Vivian Ngan-Winward, PhD, CQE

Vivian has over 20 years of research experience, with the last 8 of these spent in the biotech industry just prior to joining SLCC.  Her most recent industry position was lead scientist in Idaho Technology Inc's Regulatory Affairs group, for which she was responsible for directing and reporting on pre-clinical studies that led to FDA clearance of multiple PCR-based organism detection kits.  Her experience with good manufacturing practices, quality systems, federal regulations, and production processes and procedures is an asset to the program.


Chuck Rettberg Charles Rettberg

Rank/Title: Instructor
Office: Jordan Health Sciences Building Room 254B
Phone: 801-957-2839
E-mail: charles.rettberg@slcc.edu

Chuck Rettberg has been a Biotechnology instructor at Salt Lake Community College since 2005. He received his B.A. and M.S. from the University of Montana and his Ph.D. in Human  Genetics from the University of Utah. His research has included the study of the structure  and function of RNA molecules involved in protein synthesis and the molecular evolution of  the RNA World. Outside of work Chuck stays busy raising two young boys and participating  in a variety of mountain sports.

 


Jean Bower Jean Bower

Rank/Title: Faculty
Office: Jordan Health Sciences Building Room 254F
Phone: 801-957-6337
E-mail: Jean.Bower@slcc.edu
    Jean was born and raised in Virginia, and moved to Minnesota for her undergraduate  education at Carleton College.  While there, she worked in a yeast genetics lab, first as an  undergrad, and then as a technician after graduation.  She moved to Utah in 2001 to enroll  in the Molecular Biology program at the University of Utah.  There, she studied stress  resistance in uropathogenic Escherichia coli in the Department of Pathology.  Jean received her doctorate in 2007, and then began teaching for the Biology Department at the U of U.  She joined SLCC Biotechnology in 2009.