The Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program (BLD) offers two majors which open doors to immediate, needed, and rewarding career opportunities. Join us to learn more about BLD.
For BLD Spartans near and far, enjoy and explore the laboratory and student spaces of the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program. From stations at the bench to fun facts about the program, this virtual tour has a lot to discover.
Dear BLD Students,
Welcome back to campus. The halls of North Kedzie have been quiet for too long. We welcome back your smiling faces and scientific enthusiasm. These past 19 months have been trying for all of us and while we are not through this pandemic, scientific resilience shown by laboratory and medical professionals, combined with your determination for safety are allowing for a return to campus.
The need for trained medical laboratory scientists is great. You are answering a call, but training must take place in the laboratory, in-person. Making sure the fall semester is healthy and safe will take the entire MSU community working together. We must remain resilient.
BLD Make Connection connects alumni and current students to have conversations around student experiences in BLD, exciting career opportunities available after completing a major in the BLD program, and the medical laboratory scientist profession. The events are held throughout the semester during different times of the week to accommodate students with different academic schedules.
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, Spartans continue their work on the front lines, testing, treating, and even manufacturing the vaccine. Addyson Ives, a biomedical laboratory science major from the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program at Michigan State University, is part of the Biological Operations team for Pfizer. She and her unit are on the front lines, manufacturing the COVID-19 vaccine.
Medical laboratory scientist honored at international art competition.
Picture a hospital or clinical laboratory. What do you see? Perhaps lab coats and gloves, test tubes and beakers, petri dishes and instruments. A clean, white, sterile world of medical equipment occupied by busy, dedicated professionals. But if you look closer you will find a world filled with vibrant colors and artistic ambitions.
The Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics (BLD) program at Michigan State University was recently awarded a Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for BLD’s project, SMiLeS: Support in Medical Laboratory Science to increase the number of students entering the clinical laboratory sciences workforce and specifically place many of these supported students into clinical training sites in medically underserved communities.