Jean Bower

Jean Bower

Rank/Title: Department Chair
Office: Jordan Health Sciences Building Room 254F
Phone: 801-957-6337

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.

Chuck Rettberg

Charles Rettberg

Rank/Title: Instructor
Office: Jordan Health Sciences Building Room 254B
Phone: 801-957-2839

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.