About us

Our Goals

  1. Provide a challenging and exciting training environment for high school and college interns

  2. Provide optimal access to all interns to increase success in their career path

  3. Provide quality research services to contract company partners in a directed and timely fashion

  4. Contribute to economic and workforce development for the State of Utah

Management Team

Our laboratory is managed by two PhD scientists and a masters degree research associate. Our start-up funding was provided by the National Science Foundation and our current corporate partners are: Echelon Biosciences, Idaho Technologies, NeuroAdjuvants, Cytozyme, Inscent, Knudra, Utah Biotech, and Ross Southern Laboratories.



Our enthusiastic interns come from college and high school biotech programs as well as college science programs.  This is a list of some of our past and current interns:


Burraston, Rebecca
Cho, Sang
Cooke, Sarah
Farish, Riley
Fu, Vincent
Glade, Keely

Hansen, Heather
Howarth, Holly
Jenking, Jeremy
Larsen, Cory
Lehnardt, Kurt


Muir, Madison
Palma, Sharon
Rojas, Carol
Simons, Michael
Sotelo, Aldo


Financial Information

The InnovaBio program received federal funding from the national Science Foundation for three years (July 2004-July 2007). These grant funds supported salaries, consumables and capital equipment purchases.

Advisory board

Our advisory board consists of representatives from the partner contract companies, legal, business, college and community. The board members ensure the directed progress of research projects and effective management practices.