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Manager of Medical Laboratories

Dr. Patricia Cousins is the Manager of Medical Laboratories for the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University and has a Ph.D. in Medicine from MUN (Immunology and Infectious Disease). She has been trained in biochemistry, chemistry, immunology and virology, with approximately 20 years of experience in HBV and HCV research, in both animal and cell culture models of hepatitis B and C virus infection. She participates in all areas of laboratory safety with the Faculty of Medicine and contributes to teaching in graduate courses in immunology and virology. In addition, she manages the core services provided by the Medical Education and Laboratory Support Services (MELSS) and Research Support Facility within the Faculty of Medicine.

In this role, Dr. Cousins aims to support teaching and research services to the Division of BioMedical Sciences and the Discipline of Genetics. Core support units within the Faculty of Medicine include, MELSS (an established service facility  that provides teaching and research support to clients from the Faculty of Medicine; Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy; Memorial University researchers; and the Provincial Health Care Corporations) and the Research Support Facility ( provides general support for wet-laboratory research areas). As Manager, she  oversees the operation of these facilities and is the administrator for the anatomical gift program.
 

Contact Information:

Patricia Mulrooney-Cousins
Manager, Medical Laboratories 
Room 2830A, Health Sciences Centre
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University
St. John's, NL
Canada
A1B 3V6

Phone: (709) 864 -3360
Fax: (709) 864-4987
Email: patricia.cousins@med.mun.ca

 

 
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