Ian C. Clift, PhD, MLS (ASCP)CM is the Program Director for both the programs in Health Sciences and Clinical Laboratory Sciences at IUSB. He is also the owner and primary consultant for the scientific writing and literary research company Biomedical Associates (www.biomedicalassociates.net). He has extensive experience in biomedical and laboratory science; with focused training in immunology, neurobiology, oncology, and cellular signaling. He received his PhD through the Mayo Clinic’s Mayo Graduate School in Biomedical Science. In addition to his technical experience in clinical and research laboratories, he is a resourceful freelance writer, educator, and driven administrative professional. He is a member of several clinical laboratory science organizations including the ASCLS (American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science), where he holds a post on the Product Development Committee, and the ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology), where he is also a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) and a local ASCP Council of Laboratory Professionals representative. He teaches courses on Immunology, Serology, and Blood Banking for IUSB in the College of Health Sciences and has previously developed community service learning opportunities and taught research methods for students in the Health Sciences programs.
Barbara Spinda, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM completed her Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at the University of Alabama at Birningham. She also holds a Master of Science in Biology from the Calumet campus of Purdue University. She is currently a licensed Medical Laboratory Scientist through the American Society of Clinical Pathology and has 10 years of experience in clinical microbiology laboratories as a working technologist and laboratory supervisor. Teaching interests include all things microbiology and infectious diseases, workplace management, and process improvement.