InnovaBio® Labs

InnovaBio® is a laboratory space dedicated to providing you with project and research experience in most STEM disciplines. We offer a welcoming environment for students to develop productive lab skills while working on real projects. Some of our projects originate from established faculty research, while others are part of our contracts with Utah biotechnology companies. In any case, the projects you complete with us will better prepare you to tackle the challenges of your future career.

Location: InnovaBio® Lab is located in Room 218 of the Jordan Heath Sciences Building at the West Jordan SLCC Campus

Contact: Lane Law (lane.law@slcc.edu) for offices hours as well as employment and research opportunities in Innovabio®

Hours: see Hours of Operation

The overall goal of InnovaBio® is to create flexible, academic, and industry- based research internship opportunities for SLCC students. InnovaBio® works with SLCC faculty, as well as local life science companies – through contract research projects – to provide our students with unique learning opportunities. The work is conducted on-site at the Jordan campus Biotechnology labs and supervised by the InnovaBio® scientific staff. Students can receive credible research experience as well as class and internship credit.

Our objective is to mentor the next generation of STEM graduates. If you are a student completing a biotechnology degree at SLCC, you are required to complete an internship with InnovaBio®.

Interns gain valuable laboratory research experience that will help develop a career in a biotechnology field. Our graduates indicate that bench experience gained by working at InnovaBio® created a competitive edge when seeking employment as a research associate in a biotechnology company.

Students will learn critical skills such as:

  • Effective communication
  • Effective team working
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Research experience
  • Proper Documentation

Tissue Culture Laboratory

  • Biosafety Cabinet/Tissue Culture Hoods
  • CO2incubator
  • Pipettors.
  • Vacuum flask/aspiration device.
  • Bead bath (37°C).
  • Low-speed centrifuge (clinical grade, for spinning cells).

Microscopy

  • Phase–contrast microscope.
  • Dissecting microscope.

Storage

  • Cabinets and shelves for the storage of tissue culture supplies
  • Refrigerator 4°C
  • Freezer −20°C
  • Low-temperature freezer −80°C

Molecular Biology Laboratory

  • PCR/RT-PCR capabilities including several thermocyclers.
  • Fluorescence microscope
  • Confocal microscope
  • Anaerobic chamber for the growth of bacteria
  • N2/CO2gas
  • Variety of centrifuges
  • Two autoclaves
  • Several bead baths at various temperatures
  • Plenty of bench space
  • Protein purification equipment
  • FPLC
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Various setups to run DNA and protein gels
  • Shaker incubators
  • Incubators
  • Walk in freezer and fridge

Organisms and Reagents

  • Various media for culturing bacteria, virus and yeasts
  • A variety of bacteria and viruses
  • Yeasts