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Dolorito in the lab.
October 10, 2022
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For the past two years, Dolorito has been helping Dr. Peter Marinkovich, a dermatologist with Stanford University School of Medicine, develop a topical gel to combat the skin disease known as Epidermolysis bullosa.  Marinkovich began his work on the gel in 2015.
Photo of a person holding test tube
September 27, 2022
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Mikayla Sague, a senior pursuing a Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) degree, was selected to be honored at the Cowles House before the Michigan State University football game against Minnesota on Sept 24. She was nominated by Dr. Kathy Hoag who is professor in the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program.
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April 14, 2022
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The clinical laboratory has been in the spotlight for the past two years. I don’t think there has ever been another time that the laboratory and laboratory testing has had so much publicity or center stage marketing. Did you ever think you would see the federal government send at-home test kits to anyone for free? I surely wouldn’t have predicted it. But with the pandemicslowly loosening its hold on society, we need to come up with ideas on how to keep this exposure and presence of our labs alive
Photo of people in a lab setting.
November 18, 2021
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Different approaches to SARS-CoV-2 testing using mass spectrometry:Dr. Leann M. Mikesh, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Michigan State University Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program, recently contributed an article to the professional publication, Medical Laboratory Observer. In the article, Dr. Mikesh highlights the different methods of testing for SARS-CoV-2 using mass spectrometry. 
Photo of carved pumpkin
October 28, 2021
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Happy halloween from lab scientists that like to have fun. SpOoKy things are afoot in BLD. Dr. Brennen mixes up quite a stir in this laboratory experiment.
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March 17, 2021
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Read updates on BLD's undergraduate and graduate program as well as the state of the program overall. Learn about a BLD Spartan's impacts on the pandemic.
Photo of someone getting a bandage applied to their arm after a vaccine shot.
February 3, 2021
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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.
Drawing of a microscope
December 9, 2020
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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.
Photo of North Kedzie Hall
July 15, 2020
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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. 
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March 11, 2020
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"The BLD Program is doing well. Great students, great faculty, great subject matter and a great profession- a combination that can only lead to great outcomes." Dr. John Gerlach. Read more from the director as well as an update from the student association, new staff, networking opportunities, and the feature story highlight two amazing BLD Spartans and their undergraduate research.