University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20057
       Dr. Carolyn Cousin, Professor and Director of the Master's Program
       Department of Biology
       University of the District of Columbia
       4200 Connecticut Ave, NW
       Building 44, Room 200-07
       Washington, DC 20008
       Tel: (202) 274-5874
       Fax: (202) 274-6419
    Selected Publications

  1. Cousin, C., J. Grant, F. Dixon, D. Beyene and P. van Berkum. 2002. Influence of Biosolids Compost on the Bradyrhizobial Genotypes Recovered From Cowpea and Soybean Nodules, Arch. Microbiol. 177:427-430.
  2. Okulate, M., N. Raghavan, M. Knight and C. Cousin, 2001. Studies on a Novel Protein Found in the Albumen Gland of Biomphalaria glabrata, Trans. Natl. Inst. Sci., 37:32:33.
  3. Dorsey, C., C. Cousin, F. Lewis and M. Stirewalt. The Ultrastructures of the Cercaria of Schistosoma mansoni. 2002 Micron 33:279-323
  4. Grant, J., C. Cousin, F. Dixon, D. Beyene and P. van Berkum. 2001. Selection of Bradyrhizobium Isolates Recovered from Vigna unguiculata Plants grown on Soils amended with Biosolids. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology (in press)
  5. Cousin, C. , Ofori, Kwame, Okulata, Mobolaji, Grant, Jean and Matty Knight. 2001 Biomphalaria Glabrata: Molecular Differences between the Albumen Glands of Susceptible and Nonsusceptible Snails. Journal of Parasitology (in press)
  6. Okulate, M, Ragyavan, N. Knight, M. and Cousin, C.2001. Studies on a Navel Protein Found in the Albumen gland of Biomphalaria Glabrata. Transactions of the national Institute of Science, 37:32-35
  7. Larson, S., Andersen, P., Cousin, C., and Knight M. 1996. Use of RAPD-PCR to Differentiate Genetically Defined Lines of An Intermediate Host of Schistosoma mansoni, Biomphalaria glabrata, Journal of Parasitology, 82(2), p. 237-244.
  8. Cousin, C. and K. Ofori. 1995. Schistosoma mansoni: Changes in the Albumen Gland of Biomphalaria glabrata snails Selected for Nonsusceptibility to the Parasite. Journal of Parasitology, 8(16), 905-911.
  9. Dorsey C. and C. Cousin. 1995. Cyton II: A Subtegumental Cell Type in the Cercaria of Schistosoma mansoni Journal of Morphology 224: 233-240.
  10. Cousin, C. C. Dorsey, Kennedy, V. and K. Ofori. 1995. Ultrastructure of the Ventral Sucker of the Schistosoma mansoni. Journal of Morphology. 223: 215-223
Carolyn Cousin, Ph.D., is a full professor and former Department Chairperson of in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the UDC from 1995-2000. She is currently the director of the Masters Degree Program in Cancer Biology, Prevention and Control and Director of the UDC Community Cancer-Outreach Committee. Dr. Cousin is an experienced cell biologist/parasitologist with a long research interest in the area of schistosomiasis.  She is an electron microscopist and her extensive work on the ultrastructure of the cercarial stage in the life cycle of its causative agent, the flatworm Schistosoma mansoni was published in 2002 and has been cited extensively. She has received over 5 million dollars to research this organism from NIH and the Agency for International Development.  Since the inception of UDC/LCCC Cancer Partnership Dr. Cousin has transitioned to cancer training and outreach activities. Currently she heads all the cancer-related activities at UDC, which comprise both basic and outreach activities. Also, she is the PI on a USDA funded grant to examine the current perception of African Americans on cancer in the District of Columbia.  She has a very long history of recruitment and training students.  Dr. Cousin has been awarded the 2007 National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education NOBLE Prize. The award recognizes distinguished faculty who work at historically black colleges and universities for their commitment to the institution and their passion and love for the work and the students they serve.  She was also the recipient of the 2003 Presidential Award for the most outstanding achievement in education and research at UDC. She was awarded a million dollar Health Careers Opportunity (HCOP) 3-year grant from Health and Human Services (HHS) to recruit area disadvantaged high school students to pursue allied health careers.  Further to enhance the dissemination of undergraduate and graduate research at HBCUs, she has obtained three T36 conference grants from NIGMS (totaling over 2.5 million dollars). To train undergraduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, she, also, received a 5-year STEM grant for 2.5 million dollars to improve STEM programs, student recruitment and retention at UDC.   Currently she is the PI of the U56 UDC/LCCC Cancer-Partnership grant from the NCI/NIH, and Bridges to the Doctorate grant from NIGMS/NIH.  She has demonstrated the ability to work in the community and to bring together community leaders. Additionally, she has proven to be a motivating force for students to strive for better academic achievements. She has over twenty refereed publications and has served as a distinguished lecturer at several universities throughout the Nation.