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Amanda is currently working to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Where she is studying the behavior of fossil birds as interpreted through their footprints and other traces. Amanda recently traveled to South Korea to study Early Cretaceous bird tracks and has published two papers on fossil bird tracks, one in the journal Palaios and one in the Journal of Systematic Paleontology. Next, she will study Early Cretaceous fossil birds and bird tracks in China.

"My experience at Lake State, preparing an Undergraduate Thesis and seeing the project through definitely helped prepare me for graduate school. The interaction between the professors and the students at Lake State is far more similar to the interaction between a graduate student and their graduate advisor than the typical undergraduate student / undergraduate advisor rapport; it's much more personalized. It definitely helped prepare me for grad school."

Amanda Falk '07
Biology, minor in Chemistry

School of Biological Sciences

Programs > Medical Laboratory Science

The Lake Superior State University Medical Laboratory Sciences program prepares students for exciting careers in hospital, veterinary, research, diagnostic, state, and biotechnology laboratories. After obtaining a four year B.S. degree in medical laboratory science, a student must then complete an internship at NAACLS-accredited hospital. The University is affiliated with four such hospitals, but you may elect any accredited hospital whose program is approved as satisfactory by the University. After completing an internship at a NAACLS-accredited hospital, graduates of this program are eligible to take national examinations for certification as medical laboratory scientists. Our MLS Program provides an excellent background for students who want to play an integral role in the investigations of health, including diagnostics, disease monitoring, research, and the development of new medical applications. Class sizes are small and students are taught by their professors, not TAs or adjuncts. The faculty is highly skilled and brings much experience from various laboratory and research settings.

Career Options
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
    Performs analytical tests on human body substances to detect evidence of, or prevent disease or impairment, and to promote and monitor good health.
  • Laboratory Supervisor
    Manages and supervises clinical laboratory procedures, determines usage of lab space, equipment and budgetary resources.
  • Specialty Research Scientist
    Clinical expertise in research areas such as biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, cell marker testing, toxicology, epidemiology.
  • Graduate or Medical Schools
Internships

Daniel Arnold"While Pursuing a biology degree at Lake Superior State University I became very interested in human health. My advisor told me about the Medical Technology degree and I immediately knew it would be a great fit for me. I've enjoyed learning and applying state of the art techniques in classes and especially during labs. I have felt no disadvantage competing with larger schools for a Medical Technology internship; in fact I feel quite the opposite. With a talented teaching staff and a small student to professor ratio, the quality of education is outstanding. I am very excited to complete my Medical Technology degree with a six month internship at William Beaumont Hospital."

- Dariel Arnold '11

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Professional Affiliations

LSSU is partnered with these NAACLS- accredited hospitals:

Alumni Profile

"As a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Lake Superior State University, I am pleased to have chosen this institution for my undergraduate studies. LSSU provided a great atmosphere for learning at a personnel level. I am grateful to the faculty at LSSU for pushing me to excel both academically and professionally. My education from LSSU completely prepared me for my practicum at William Beaumont Hospital, helping me excel to the top of the class."

- Michael Lazzari '07

Michael became a certified Medical Technologist, has completed a master's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science Management at Michigan Technological University, and is currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.

 

 

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Linden, Michigan

Jon assessed algae for potential biodiesel production. Two species were examined, Pediastrum sp. which has never been assessed for the amount of oil it could produce and Chlamydomonas sp., which has a known content of oil for biodiesel. The study found that Pediastrum sp. produced about 5% oil per dry mass compared to 24%. for Chlamydomonas sp. Hayes concludes that Pediastrum sp. would not be efficient for biodiesel production.

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