Regina Linder (BS, CCNY; MS, UMass; PhD, NYU) is Professor Emerita, Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS), Hunter College (CUNY). A medical microbiologist, her research focuses on the collaborative cytotoxins of pathogenic and commensal bacteria, insects and marine organisms. At Hunter since 1982, Regina taught clinical microbiology and served as program director of MLS from 1989 to 2007. Academic program development after formal retirement yielded new graduate degrees. We are immensely proud of MLS alumni who are crucial to the COVID-19 response in NYC.