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Tina Cowan

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pathology and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Genetics) at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Biochemical Genetics Laboratory 300 Pasteur Dr H1507 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 724-7858 Fax (650) 724-1567
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 724-7858
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Pathology
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor - Med Center Line, Pathology
  • Associate Professor - Med Center Line (By courtesy), Pediatrics

Administrative Appointments

  • Board of Directors, American Board of Medical Genetics (2006 - 2011)
  • Laboratory Quality Assurance Committee, American College of American Genetics (2003 - 2007)
  • Faculty Senate, Stanford University School of Medicine (2005 - 2008)
  • Committee on Courses and Curriculum, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006 - present)

Professional Education

Fellowship: University of Maryland Baltimore (12/31/1989)
University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine CA (3/28/1986)
Board Certification: Medical Biochemical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics (1990)
Board Certification: Medical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics (1990)
B.A.: UCLA, Biology (1979)
Ph.D.: UCLA, Genetics (1986)



Prior Year Coursescourses of Tina Cowan

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Translational research activities are aimed at the development of new laboratory testing approaches for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with inborn errors of metabolism. In particular, a tandem-mass spectrometry (MS/MS)-based test for glutathione, an important antioxidant, is being applied to the evaluation of patients with various metabolic disorders including mitochondrial myopathies. Results of these studies will further our understanding of the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases, with the ultimate aim of improving patient testing and developing new theraputic strategies.


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