Our Team

GSLC_vennAll GSLC education materials are developed and produced in-house. Curriculum developers, instructional designers, science educators, science experts, science writers,  multimedia artists, music composers, videographers, and web, app, and game developers all work together on a project, creating a synergy that enhances productivity. Our daily interaction helps ensure the scientific accuracy and classroom feasibility of the materials. We also engage scientists from the University of Utah and around the world in contributing their expertise and visualizations to our materials. The diverse expertise and viewpoints on our team forms the foundation for our efficient, iterative, internal development and production cycles.

Our team brings expertise in the following areas to our work:

Life Science, Health, and Health Professions Education

  • Science and health education materials development for pre-college, undergraduate, and health professions as well as patients and the general public
  • Instructional design
  • Educational technology
  • Teacher professional development
  • K-12 and higher-education teaching experience


  • Science writing for non-technical audiences
  • Scientific research experience
  • Bachelor’s and graduate degrees in several fields of biology


  • Educational technology
  • Mobile app development
  • Educational game development
  • Web and development
  • Programming and database management

Visual Design

  • Website and app design
  • Game design
  • Graphic design and layout
  • Multimedia production
    • Interactive animation in 2D and 3D
    • Photography

Movie Production

  • Script writing
  • Directing and producing
  • Videography
  • Audio production
  • Music composition and scoring
  • Editing and post-production

Community Engagement

  • Collaborations and outreach with racially and ethnically diverse communities and schools
  • Facilitating collaborations among community leaders, University researchers, health department staff and other stakeholders
  • Community-based participatory research (CBPR) and projects

Research and Evaluation

  • Science education research on materials and programs
  • Assessment and evaluation instrument development
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Research and evaluation designs
    • Randomized controlled trials
    • Mixed-methods designs


GSLC Team Members

List of all GSLC staff

Louisa A. Stark, Ph.D.
Director, Genetic Science Learning Center

Steve Reest
Assistant to Dr. Stark