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Our clinical laboratory people

Director, Clinical Laboratory Science

Michael Lazzari, DHEd., M.S. MLS (ASCP)CM - advises all pre-Clinical Laboratory Science students prior to their entry into the professional portion of the program (typically the Junior year) and answers questions from any students interested in the program. Contact him at or at 608.785.6479.


UWL Faculty instructing pre-clinical courses

Faculty Member Course(s)
Michael LazzariDHEd., M.S. MLS (ASCP)CM   Clinical Hematology, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Immunohematology, Clinical Parasitology, CLS Capstone, Pathogenic Bacteriology lab

Kari Johnson, MBA, MLS (ASCP)CM 

Introduction to CLS, Clinical Hematology lab, Urinalysis and Body Fluids lab, Clinical Parasitology lab, Fundamentals of Microbiology
William Schwan, Ph.D. Pathogenic Bacteriology
Greg Sandland, Ph.D. Parasitology
Bernadette Taylor, Ph.D. Immunology
Peter Wilker, Ph.D. Immunology

Laboratory Coordinator
Anne Mach, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse 


Adjunct Clinical Faculty in Clinical Laboratory Science Program

Lynn Poth, M.S., MT(ASCP), Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN

Sarah M. Drawz, MD, PhD Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN

Mauri Saeger Brueggeman, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP)CM, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, WI

Jacob Kempen, MBA, MT(ASCP), Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, WI

Hailey Westrick, MLS(ASCP)CM, Ascension/St. Elizabeth, Appleton, WI

Peter Podlusky, M.D., Ascension/St. Elizabeth, Appleton, WI

Michelle N. Horstman, M.S., MLS(ASCP)CM, Ascension/St. Elizabeth, Appleton, WI

Susan Lehman, M.A., MT(ASCP)SM, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Rochester, MN

Rebecca A. Beckmann, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI

Brooke Solberg, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)CM, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND


Congratulations Marisa!

Marisa Barbknecht, a teaching professor in the Microbiology Department, is one of seven UWL faculty to earn a 2023 Eagle Teaching Excellence Award.