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    Newborn Screening Program finding novel ways to work smarter

    In the Wadsworth Center’s Newborn Screening Laboratory it’s...

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    Wadsworth Environmental Health Sciences

    Studies a possible link between sunscreen ingredient and endometriosis...

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    Wadsworth Center's Laboratory of Neural Injury and Repair

    Develops and advances scientific, engineering, and clinical concepts...

  • Finding Orphans- Wadsworth Scientists Identify New Species of Bacteria

    A small group of bacteriologists at the Wadsworth Center spend part of...

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    Wadsworth Center administers New York's stem cell research program

    Working collaboratively with the Empire State Stem Cell Board, NYSTEM...

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    The Wadsworth Center Master of Science in Laboratory Sciences

    is a unique program that combines lecture based course work with direct...

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    As flu season approaches

    Wadsworth Center’s Influenza laboratory gears up to handle more...

  • Dr. Janice Pata receives 2014 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching.
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  • NYS Department of Health Commissioner Shah at the Wadsworth Lab, NYS Health Dept., in the Corning Tower August 6, 2013 Newborn Screening Expands Testing Panel

Meet Our Scientists

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Computational & Structural Biology, Ye Ding, Ph.D.

Dr. Ding's RNA Bioinformatics program is actively developing efficient and improved algorithms for RNA higher order structure prediction; computational tools for RNA structured-based applications; making these tools available to the scientific community; applying these tools to molecular biology problems of high scientific significance. 

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Viral Diseases, Amy B. Dean, Ph.D.

The Molecular Methods Development Team evaluates high complexity diagnostic assays and platforms in order to enhance molecular-based diagnostics in virology and support the ability of the Wadsworth Center to rapidly respond to the emergence of viral pathogens.

Infectious Disease, Division Director, Ron Limberger Ph.D.

Scientists working in the Division of Infectious Diseases are involved in laboratory diagnostics, outbreak analysis and research on diseases of public health importance.

Environmental Health Sciences, Division Director, Kenneth Aldous Ph.D.

Scientists working in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences develop methods to determine presence, level and exposure of environmental toxicants and environmentally induced disorders.

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Molecular Genetics, Robert L. Glaser, Ph.D.

Dr. Glaser's lab has established a robust genetic system involving West Nile virus infection of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to identify host genes that modulate infection and demonstrated, that the RNA interference pathway provides innate immunity against West Nile virus infection in flies. 

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The Wadsworth Center: New York's State Public Health Laboratory

Innovative, multidisciplinary research. Complex diagnostics and novel detection methods. High-tech instrumentation and state-of-the-art laboratory services. All are components of the dynamic scientific community that is the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health.
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