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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

Neural Injury & Repair, Gerwin Schalk, Ph.D.

The vision of the Schalk laboratory is to revolutionize the study of the brain, and to develop important new clinical tools for diagnosis or treatment of nervous system function.

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Newborn Screening Program, Director, Michele Caggana, Sc.D.

Dr. Caggana’s laboratory uses molecular genetics techniques to study frequencies of specific gene mutations in dried blood spots.

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Computational & Structural Biology, Nilesh Banavali, Ph.D.

Dr. Banavali's research aims to  incorporate detailed atomic-scale understanding of chemical and conformational change into simplified multi-scale models and coordinate their activity to form functional nanoscale cellular machinery.

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Molecular Genetics, Joan Curcio, Ph.D.

The goal of research in Dr. Curcio’s lab is to identify highly specific targets for antiretroviral therapies by identifying replication mechanisms.

 

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NYSTEM Scientific Officer, Yu-Fen (Kathy) Chou, Ph.D.

Dr. Chou's research has resulted in the derivation of a novel blastocyst-derived stem cell line that may serve as an important tool to enhance our understanding of stem cell biology. 

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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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