Graduates from this program have been employed by or interned at:
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN), Barrow Neurological, Intrinsic Bioprobes, Genosensor, Capstone Therapeutics, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Covance Laboratories, University of Arizona
The Biotechnology Program at Mesa Community College began training future lab technicians in 2002. Over the past ten years, the prgram has developed a traditional transfer component to accompany its vocational aspect. Graduates of the program commonly transfer to universities where they leverage their training to join laboratories.
The Biotech Pipeline to NAU is a 75 unit transfer articulation with Northern Arizona University (NAU). Upon arrrival to NAU students choose their major from degrees offered in Biology, Microbiology, Biomedical Science, Biochemistry and Chemistry.
Bio-Link Summer Fellows left us all with many ideas, and a matching enthusiasm - for sure. A bunch of fellows, including myself, are making new connections via Linkedin. Today I also launched an MCC Biotech Alumni group on Linkedin. The main purpose is to maintain the energy, the culture we ... Read more
Katon taught biology at a local high school for 12 years. In August 2011 he took a 1-year leave of absence and enrolled in the Biotechnology Program at Mesa Community College with the explicit goal of gaining entrance into graduate school. Here Katon holds his letter of acceptance from the ... Read more
One of the first things the students do is prepare a few batches of chemi-competent E. coli. The cells are stored in the minus 80 freezer and later retrieved when needed for testing, or ultimately the gene cloning projects. With the -80, students quickly learn the importance of documentation ... Read more