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Mary Lucas Christensen

Mary Lucas Christensen, American virologist, laboratory administrator, researcher. Member American Society Microbiology, Illinois Society Microbiology (president), American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, American Public Health Association, University Iowa Alumni Association, Northwestern University Alumni Association, Iota Sigma Pi, Gamma Phi Beta.

Background

  • Christensen, Mary Lucas was born on October 18, 1937 in St. Louis. Daughter of Kermit and Margaret Isabelle (Lucas) C. Bachelor of Arts Bacteriology, University Iowa, 1959, Master of Science in Bacteriology, 1961, Doctor of Philosophy. in Microbiology, Northwestern University, 1974. Research virologist Wyeth Laboratories, Philadelphia, 1961-1965, Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois, 1965-1968.

  • Education

    • Chief clinical virology laboratory Northwestern University, 1969-1971. Research fellow National Cancer Institute, Northwestern University, 1974-1978, assistant professor pathology and pediatrics, 1978-1987, associate professor, since 1987. Director virology laboratory Children's Memorial Hospital, since 1978.

      Guest lecturer in field.

    Career

    • Chief clinical virology laboratory Northwestern University, 1969-1971. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Works

    • Author: Basic Laboratory Procedures in Diagnostic Virology, 1977, Microbiology for Nursing and Allied Health Students, 1982. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Society Microbiology, Illinois Society Microbiology (president), American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, American Public Health Association, University Iowa Alumni Association, Northwestern University Alumni Association, Iota Sigma Pi, Gamma Phi Beta.

    Connections

    • father: Kermit Bachelor of Arts
    • mother: Margaret Isabelle (Lucas) C. Bachelor of Arts
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    Born October 18, 1937
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