Wolosin, Dora

Curriculum Vitae
Wolosin, Dora

Wolosin, Dora

Assistant Professor
Earth and Physical Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2775
Office Location: AC-1E14


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  New York University  Environmental Medicine   
MS  Hebrew University of Jerusalem     
BS  Hebrew University of Jerusalem     

The focus of my research at York College, carried out in collaboration with the FDA, is the development of highly sensitive methods for the identification of pathogens in environmental samples Bacteria present in the environment are a source of many food-borne disease outbreaks. Detection of pathogen contamination in our food and water supply, as a result of natural events or terrorist actions, is essential to minimize morbidity and deaths. In addition, the agricultural industry benefits from improvements in the control of food processing.

My present studies seek to establish rapid real time quantitative PCR-based tests for the simultaneous determination of multiple pathogenic bacteria. Using pure preparations of bacterial DNA as templates, the first step, under progress, is the development of an extended family of primers consisting of sensitivity-matched dual primers sets for each bacterium.