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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...

  • 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
  • Fully assembled mitotic apparatus  in vertebrate somatic cells. Using microsurgery and sophisticated imaging techniques to research mitosis
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Meet Our Scientists

Zoonotic Diseases, Jan E. Conn, Ph.D.

Dr. Conn is trained as a medical entomologist, cytogeneticist, and evolutionary geneticist. Research in Dr. Conn's laboratory focuses on the evolutionary genetics and phylogeography of several species of Neotropical malaria vectors. 

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Molecular Toxicology, Xinxin Ding, Ph.D.

Dr. Ding’s laboratory investigates how, why and when chemicals by affecting molecular processes, cause harm to life. 

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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Mycobacterial Disease, Vincent Escuyer, Ph.D.

The Clinical Mycobacteriology Laboratory at Wadsworth Center performs a full range of conventional and molecular testing procedures for rapid and accurate identification and characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the agent of tuberculosis.

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Environmental Biology Lab Chief, Ellen B. Braun-Howland, Ph.D.

Dr. Braun-Howland's lab studies the ecology of microorganisms that are of significance to public health.

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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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Message from Commissioner Shah

The Wadsworth Center laboratories stand at the forefront of biomedical and environmental sciences and their interplay. The Center serves a vital role in the Health Department's efforts to protect and promote the health of New York's citizens.


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