Ingrid Schmid, Mag. Pharm. is an Academic Research Specialist in the Department of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles and the technical director of the UCLA Flow Cytometry Resource which she established in 1989 in conjunction with Dr. Janis Giorgi. She received her Pharmaceutical Sciences degree from the University of Vienna, Austria. Ms. Schmid has a broad perspective on applications of various flow cytometry techniques and has developed numerous flow cytometry methods. She has published twenty-seven first-author papers, reviews, and book chapters, has co-authored an additional thirty-one publications, and has edited two books. Ms. Schmid is a member of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry Biosafety Committee and has served as its Chair between 1997 and 2007.