Dena Yoder: Steering BIO5 Lab on Weekdays and a Harley on Weekends
Tucked away in the basement of the BIO5 Institute, Dena Yoder, manager of the BIO5 Media Facility, can be found energetically creating and preparing growth formulations to aid University of Arizona scientists in their research labs.
Yoder has more than 20 years of experience in microbiology, molecular biology and cell culture support services. She has turned her passion for research and education into a business depended on by 140 or so labs across the UA campus.
Yoder came to Tucson after 16 years in the Microbiology Prep Lab at California State University, Chico. "My favorite thing about the University is that it's a very progressive place to work," she says. "I particularly love the vision of BIO5 to promote and support collaborations between researchers."
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