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Zachary R. Lunak, PhD, MLS (ASCP)CM, HTL (ASCP)CM

Clinical Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Laboratory Programs Director

Education

  • PhD Biological Sciences, Marquette University, 2015
  • MS Medical Laboratory Science, University of North Dakota, 2011
  • BS Medical Laboratory Science, University of North Dakota, 2008

Interests & Expertise

Zachary Lunak is the director for the undergraduate laboratory programs within the Biomedical Sciences Department. His major focus is curriculum development and assessment. As program director for the MLS program, he works to maintain accreditation status by completing activities outlined by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

In addition to being program director, he teaches several courses within the professional laboratory programs. He likes to incorporate active learning in the classroom as much as possible, and really enjoys developing students into working professionals.

Honors & Awards

  • 40 under 40 Award (2020), American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Omicron Sigma Award (2020), American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Member of the Year Award (2020), American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – ND
  • Omicron Sigma Award (2019), American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Omicron Sigma Award (2018), American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Key to the Future Award (2017), American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – ND

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology