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  • Margaret Wade, DNP, RN, FNP
    Community Hospital Provider
  • Ching Wang, PhD
    Emeritus
  • Dongliang Wang, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Clinical trials, biomarker evaluation, diagnostic test evaluation, statistical genetics, nonparametric statistics, biostatistics.

  • Guirong Wang, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Innate immunology; host defense; inflammatory regulation; Surfactant Protein expression, regulation and function; humanized transgenic mice;  Bacterial induced pneumonia and sepsis; acute lung injury and ARDS; lung stem cell and differentiation; PM2.5 induced pulmonary disease 

  • Robert Weber, MD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:

    Assessment of compressive nerve and spinal lesions with electromyography, and outcome and prevention interventions in disabilities.

  • Cynthia Weickert, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    I research the Neurobiology of Mental Illness with a focus on Schizophrenia. My research also involves projects on Primate Neurogenesis, Neuroinflammation, and Molecular Human Brain Development.

  • Thomas Weickert, PhD
    Associate Professor
  • Leonard Weiner, MD
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests:

    Clinical Research focusing on Pediatric and Adolescent Vaccine Trials, antiviral therapeutic trials and epidemiologic studies of pediatric respiratory viral infections.

  • Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests:

    Diabetes and its complications, lipid disorders, obesity, metabolism, metabolic bones diseases including osteoporosis

  • Frederick Werner, MME, PE
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Experimental biomechanics of the upper and lower extremities as related to the function of normal, diseased and surgically repaired soft tissues and joints.

  • Stephan Wilkens, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Structure and Mechanism of Membrane Bound Transport Proteins

  • Gary Winslow, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Host defense against intracellular pathogens, B cell responses, immunological memory

  • Richard JH Wojcikiewicz, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:

    Intracellular signaling via InsP3 receptors and their regulation by the ubiquitin/proteasome pathway and Bcl-2 family proteins.

  • Susan Wojcik, PhD, ATC
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Occupational injury prevention; Sports and recreational injury prevention; Biomechanics research; Injury rehabilitation research

  • Andrij Wojtowycz, MD, FSAR
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Clinical assessment of the utility of diagnostic imaging studies.

  • Martha Wojtowycz, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Medical economics, quality improvement, and health services research.

  • Ma-Li Wong, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Major depression and co-morbid disorders, behavior, gene expression, genetics, pharmacogenetics, biomarkers.

    Ongoing lines of research in my lab include the following:
    1) Novel biomarkers in major depressive disorder (MDD) and antidepressant response. This project has included clinical and pre-clinical studies, such as genetics, pharmacogenetics, and animal behavior and biochemical and molecular biology studies
    2) Characterize the role of specific genes or pathways in MDD. One of our focus is on the interface between inflammasomes and S100A10 /P11; both are known to be essential for mediating stress-induced depressive-like behavior phenotype. 
    3) The gut microbiota in MDD animal models. Our lab has been investigating the role of the gut microbiome in the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders, especially MDD.
    4) The interface between MDD and obesity. We have been studying an animal paradigm of drug-induced weight gain. Recently this line of research has extended to include a new collaborative project with Dr. Yunlei Yang’s lab (he has recently relocated to Einstein College of Medicine) that comprise the role of glia in eating, anxiety-like, and depressive-like behaviors.
  • Charles Woods, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

     hearing loss, intracranial hypertension, Menieres disease; Study of the Brainstem Auditory Efferent Pathways Anatomy and Physiology

  • Jonathan Wright, MD
    Clinical Professor
    Research Interests:

    Gastrointestinal malignancies

More About Upstate Research and Faculty

Overview of Research
David Amberg, PhD
Vice President for Research
Research Administration Organization
Sponsored Programs
Jennifer A. Rudes, Director, Sponsored Programs Pre-Award
Office of Sponsored Programs
Research Administration
Holly Chanatry, MS
Director
Strategic Research Initiatives

Research Development
Clinical Research Unit
Ruth S. Weinstock, MD, PhD
Division Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Clinical Research Unit
Research Integrity
Robert H. Quinn, DVM, PhD
Interim Associate Vice President for Research Integrity
Research Integrity Office
Quality Assessment and Improvement Program (QAIP)
Robin Cerro
QAIP Coordinator
Research Compliance: IRB, IBC & QAIP
Research Compliance
Marti Benedict
Chief Compliance Officer for Research
Research Compliance: IRB, IBC & QAIP
Center for Research & Evaluation (CRE)
Steven Ziemba
Administrative Director
Center for Research & Evaluation (CRE)
Post-Awards Services
Gina McMahon
Director, Post-Award Services
Technology Transfer
Scott Macfarlane
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
Office of Technology Transfer
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