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Mission

Wadsworth Center is a science-based community committed to protecting and improving the health of New Yorkers through laboratory analysis, investigations and research, as well as laboratory certification and educational programs.

Scientists at Wadsworth Center:
  • study public health issues, from drug resistance to emerging infections and environmental exposures
  • investigate basic biological processes that contribute to human health and disease
  • employ modern methods, such as biomarkers of exposure, and state-of-the-art technologies, among them a resource for visualizing biologically relevant molecules.
As the state's public health reference laboratory, Wadsworth:
  • responds to public health threats
  • develops advanced methods to detect microbial agents and genetic disorders
  • measures and analyzes environmental chemicals.
The Center also:
  • operates the most comprehensive laboratory licensure program for clinical and environmental laboratories, and blood and tissue banks
  • trains the next generation of scientists through programs for doctoral, master's, and undergraduate students, as well as specialized training for postdoctoral fellows and others.
Wadsworth Center: Dedicated to science in the pursuit of health.