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Dr Christina Cousens

Dr Christina Cousens

Moredun Research Institute
Pentlands Science Park
Bush Loan
Midlothian EH26 0PZ


Chris Cousens joined Moredun in 1993 after 2 years of working in transgenics research at the Roslin Institute.  Chris holds a long standing interest in pathogenesis and gained a BSc (Hons) in Bacteriology (University of Edinburgh) and a PhD in the field of veterinary virology (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh).  Chris has for many years been conducting research into Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV) and the disease it causes, ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA).

Current Research

  • Development of control measures for OPA including improved diagnostics.
  • Development of an in vitro model system to study viral infections of the lung.
  • The epidemiology of JSRV.

Selected Key Publications