Career Café Samples Forensic Science

Students learn how an ordinary fishing tackle box contains the tools to solving great forensic mysteries for crime scene evidence collection.
Students learn how an ordinary fishing tackle box contains the tools to solving great forensic mysteries for crime scene evidence collection.
Photo inset left, Alijan Ozkiral performs a mock glucose test to identify possible diabetes in patients. Right: Ms. Guglielmo explains how to take samples of evidence to determine which of the stains on this shirt is blood.
Photo inset left, Alijan Ozkiral performs a mock glucose test to identify possible diabetes in patients. Right: Ms. Guglielmo explains how to take samples of evidence to determine which of the stains on this shirt is blood.

Ms. Jeannie Guglielmo, a Clinical Assistant Professor from the Clinical Laboratory Sciences School of Health Technology & Management SUNY Stony Brook and spokesperson for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) met with our students regarding careers in medical laboratory science. The ASCP is a professional medical society representing the pathologists and certified laboratory professionals who are responsible for collecting and analyzing human cells, tissues, and fluids in order to detect the onset or progression of disease.

Medical laboratory professionals are a key component to a patient’s health care. We provide test results and consultation to the physicians to allow them to order the correct tests and create the most effective therapies for patients. More than 70 percent of a patient’s medical file comes from laboratory tests. In other words, they get results and help save lives.

Ms. Guglielmo is a graduate of the Medical Technology program at Stony Brook, holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science – Criminalistics-University of New Haven and has worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a Crime Lab Analyst and the Suffolk County Crime Laboratory as a Forensic Scientist – Specializing in Biological Sciences/DNA.

Ms. Guglielmo described several of the lab careers and degree requirements for each title. Some of the careers she discussed were Pathologist, Clinical Chemists, Microbiologists, Immunologists, Cytotechnologist, Histotechnologist, Phlebotomist, and Certified Laboratory Assistant.