I just learnt today that a science officer with a medic kit can easily trivialize Infected Ground missions. My science officer's aoe heal boost the team's damage resistance by 25 and I can apply a dampening field on the boss, causing her damage to be reduced by 66%.
It got to the point where the chain lightning only dealt 50 points of damage, which I can easily heal.
Or, you could break line of sight with her when you're the target (light blue circle around your character). No dmg at all.