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BLD Make Connections Collection

Dr. Lee standing next to logo of Heart n.Soul Hopsice
Dr. Andre Lee, a 1966 graduate of Michigan State University's Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program, talks about his unique journey from the lab to hospital administration to owning and operating hospice care centers.
Emily Morrow, female, professional headshot

Through the CLS program, she had her six-month internship at HFH. Following the fellowship, she first worked in HFH’s Core/STAT and the chemistry laboratories for about 3 years. She then moved out of the main laboratory and began a role as a Point of Care Coordinator at HFH for 3 years, which gave her robust quality and regulatory knowledge as well as provided her with the opportunity to meet and engage with more hospital staff outside of just Pathology. During her time as a POCC, she went back to school at Central Michigan University, where she pursued her Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Health Systems Leadership. As of this past July, she is now in a one-year program as an Administrative Fellow at Henry Ford Health. 

Michael headshot in white coat
Michael shared his experience applying to PA , what life is like as a PA student and how being in the BLD program help him through his journey.
Yibu in front of whiteboard talking to audience
Yibo shares tips on how to find a research opportunity as an undergraduate student and explains his fruit fly project.
Ahmer Semna, operations investigator, Pfizer

Ahmer Semna, a 2021 graduate of Michigan State University, shares his experience in the field and gives valuable advice to those seeking a job after graduation.

Make Connections: Matt Zamora, PA-C, MLS

Matt Zamora talks about his transition from forensic science to medical lab science and becoming a PA.

BLD Make Connections - Elizabeth Ingle

BLD Make Connections with Elizabeth Ingle, PA(ASCP)CMMLS(ASCP)CM

Elizabeth Ingle, graduated from MSU with a degree in Biomedical Laboratory Science in 2014.

BLD Make Connections - Adam Blacker

Adam Blacker has dedicated the last 17 years of his professional career to the clinical laboratory.  He currently acts a Diagnostic Laboratory Manager in the department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

BLD Make Connections - Dana Griffin

I graduated from Michigan State in 2006 with a degree in Biomedical Sciences (at the time it was called Medical Technology) and completed my internship at Hurley Medical Center in Flint. I worked for 2 years as a Generalist CLS at Huron Valley Hospital DMC. From there I took a job as a Blood Banker at Providence Park Hospital (Ascension) in Novi. 

BLD Make Connections - Rebekah Martin
BLD Make Connections - Michaelene Hultman

Your career path is not going to be linearMT(ASCP)SBBcm

Chief Technologist (Medical Laboratory Scientist), Transfusion Medicine
UChicago Medicine


BLD Make Connections - Celebrate the laboratory profession

Dr. Kelsey Hummel

BLD Make Connections - Building your career, starting now!

BLD Make Connections - Building your career, starting now!

Max Louzon

BLD Make Connections - Learning to fail forward

BLD Make Connections - Learning to fail forward

Lisa McFarlane | MT(ASCP), SM(ASCP) (BS '82)


BLD Make Connections - Professional School insight from BLD alumni

Kelsey Hummel, Kristin Hummel, Elizabeth Horn, and Elizabeth Ross


BLD Make Connections - Building your skills while you gain knowledge

Shawn Marschick and Faith Atkins

BLD Make Connections - Enjoy the Process

BLD Make Connections - Enjoy the Process with Meredith Herman

BLD Make Connections - Adapt & Learn New Skills

BLD Make Connections - Adapt & Learn New Skills, featuring Elizabeth Means, who maintains her MLS and SBB (ASCP) certifications and has an MBA in Healthcare Management.

BLD Make Connections - Planning Your Future

Ms. Allegra Smith

  • Bachelors in Science from MSU
  • Major: Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Minor: Chinese Mandarin
  • School of MLS at Ascension St. John Hospital Detroit, MI

BLD Make Connections - Develop Your Professional Skills

Danielle Casey (Graham) graduated from the CLS program at MSU in 2010. She completed her internship at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw, then accepted a position as a generalist on the midnight shift. From there she also worked at Sparrow Hospital as a generalist and Beaumont Hospital in the Microbiology department before relocating to Traverse City and taking a job at American Proficiency Institute – a laboratory proficiency testing provider. 

BLD Make Connections - Build Your Network

MSU BLD alum '18, Santana McIntyre, talks with current BLD Spartans about her experiences as a medical laboratory scientist at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, what it was like to sit for the MLS certification, and her time at the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics program. See future Make Connection events at bld.natsci.msu.edu/events/ 


Interviewing a Medical Laboratory Scientist: Build Your Skills While You Gain Knowledge

Maggie Smith

"We're in the field where we don't have the choice to not go to work. We have to be there, and we have to do what's best for our patient population and our society as a whole. Right now, we have the most important job. Clinicians can't really treat these patients, or keep them in hospital, or send them home without us doing our job. And that's why we're all still showing up."