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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 ongoing 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 urgent public health threats as they arise, from bioterrorism to SARS to synthetic cannabinoids to Legionella outbreaks
- 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