Faculty & Staff
Our laboratory is managed by:Mary Nelson
Assistant Director, InnovaBio
Office: JHS 240
Mary received her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Seattle University in 2000. She entered the University of Utah to study Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute. Her graduate work focused on the ETS family of transcription factors and the response of Ets1 to the Ras/MAPK and calcium signaling pathways. Mary received her Ph.D. in 2007 and continued to work in her graduate lab until January of 2009 when she was hired by SLCC. She is very happy to be a part of training the new generation of scientists. When Mary is not in the lab, she enjoys playing softball and competing in triathlons.
Research Technician, InnovaBio
Office: JHS 241
Alejandro was born over thirty years ago, in a prime Caribbean coastal town in Venezuela. His mother is a Clinical Biochemist who runs her own lab and his father is a retired Chemical Engineer who spends his time now as an adventurer/traveler. He graduated with his Masters in Biochemistry from Utah State University. His research experience includes: Enzymology and molecular biology of the protozoa Leishmania mexicana and Biological nitrogen fixation on molybdenum and vanadium metal centers. His hobbies include: Bicycling on asphalt and dirt, rock-climbing, skiing the big open back country, surfing the warm coast when back at home and cooking and sewing during the night time.
Talent Development Manager, InnovaBio
Office: JHS 242
Marc received his B.A. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California at San Diego, his Ph.D. in Oncological Sciences from the University of Utah and did his postdoctoral training in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah. He’s held numerous research positions over the past 25 years in both academia and industry as well as a brief stint teaching high school biology in Los Angeles. While he’s worked on numerous questions in a variety of biological systems, his main interest has centered around mechanisms controlling metabolic regulation of mammalian cell growth and proliferation. He joined InnovaBio in early 2014, and hopes to use his broad research, technical and teaching experience to assist in the progress of current and future InnovaBio interns.