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Medical Laboratory Technician Faculty

Michelle Briski

Michelle Briski


Medical Laboratory Technician

Phone: 651.846.1421

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Michelle Briski has been teaching at Saint Paul College since 1998 and has served as the Medical Laboratory Technician program director since 2000. She has prior teaching experience at Lakeland College and Range Technical College. Michelle has worked as a Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist in both hospital and clinic laboratories, with experience in training laboratory science students during the clinical internship portion of their education.

In her education roles at Saint Paul College, Michelle truly feels like she is making a difference in peoples’ lives. Through teaching, she contributes to the Clinical Laboratory Science profession as she prepares future laboratorians for successful employment in this field. The career demands theoretical and technical competence, as well as adherence to professionalism standards. She finds guiding students to mastery of these skills throughout their enrollment personally rewarding.

Michelle is member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ASCLS) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hamline University with certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist – MLS (ASCP), and a master’s degree in education (MEd) from the University of Minnesota.

In 2009, Michelle received the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator Award.

Lynn Poth

Lynn Poth


Phlebotomy Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician

Phone: 651.846.1517

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Lynn Poth has been teaching in the Medical Laboratory Technician program at Saint Paul College since 2001, and is the Phlebotomy Program director. Prior experience in her field includes 15 years as a Medical Technologist working in clinical laboratories, including teaching laboratory students as bench faculty during their internships.

As an instructor, Lynn enjoys seeing students who enter our program with the desire to enter the medical laboratory profession, leaving the program with not just the desire, but with the skills and knowledge that will make them successful – then seeing the success of past students as they continue their careers in the field. She also loves biology and the lab, so teaching biology related courses - which clinical laboratory curriculum certainly is full of - and having the chance to set up and work through labs with students, is actually a lot of fun!

Lynn’s professional affiliations include the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCP), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and American Society for Microbiology (ASM). She has received Laboratory Certification through ASCP Board of Registry as a Medical Technologist – MT(ASCP).

She received a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, and a Masters of Science in Medical Technology from University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.