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Hartnell College Names New Director of Medical Laboratory Technician Program

February 12th, 2006

Susan A. McQuiston, a longtime professor and researcher in the area of flow cytometry, has been named director of the medical laboratory technician and phlebotomy program at Hartnell College. (Cytometry is a laser-based imaging process involving biological and biochemical properties.)

Most recently she was at the University of California San Francisco's Comprehensive Cancer Center where she managed flow cytometry services and taught UCSF graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, researchers, physicans and other Bay Area investigators.

Hartnell's medical laboratory technician program prepares students for immediate entry into technican-level positions in clinical labs. Technicians provide clinical information for disease prevention, medical diagnosis, and treatment of patients by processing specimens and performing lab tests.

Earlier in her career, McQuiston worked in hematology as a phlebotomist and clinical laboratory technologist and scientist.

She holds a B.S. degree in medical technology from Michigan State University, an M.S. degree in clinical science from San Francisco State University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco. She also is a member of the California Bar and the United States Patent Bar.

For more information, call her at (831) 770-6152.