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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

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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. 

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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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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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Cellular & Molecular Basis of Disease, Rajendra K. Agrawal, Ph.D.

Dr. Agrawal’s laboratory uses advanced structural biology techniques to study cell’s protein synthesizing machinery, the ribosome, in order to discover potential new antibiotic/drug targets.

Genetics, Division Director, Keith Derbyshire, Ph.D.

Scientists working in the Division of Genetics explore the roughly 20,000 human genes for clues to how they orchestrate the development and function of a healthy person, and how changes in genetic code can lead to disease.

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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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