Grace McIlroy

Instructor, Medical Lab Technician and Phlebotomy 


My passion for science started back in elementary school when I was amazed after using my first microscope. Since then, my educational career has been rooted in my love for science, including obtaining a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science from Louisiana State University and most recently obtaining a Master of Science in Biology from Purdue University Northwest. Professionally, I have 15 years of experience working in the clinical microbiology field as a Medical Laboratory Scientist and Microbiology Supervisor. Currently, I have the honor of teaching Microbiology and other laboratory science classes. I focused my profession on microbiology which became my strength and my passion. 

Areas of Interest

  • I have a deep interest in the human microbiome, specifically the gut microbiome, and in its influence in human health.