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Adam V Wisnewski, PhD, D(ABMLI)

Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

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Adam V Wisnewski, PhD, D(ABMLI)



Dr. Wisnewski, a graduate of the University of California and Brown University’s Program in Molecular, Cellular Biology and Biochemistry, is a widely experienced research scientist trained in multiple disciplines ranging from immunology to mass spectrometry. A faculty member in Yale’s Department of Medicine for over 25 years, his laboratory is recognized for cutting-edge research on chemicals that cause asthma in the workplace, especially isocyanates used in construction, military defense, foundries, and automobile industries. Along with collaborators at Yale, across the US (including the Air Force, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and University of Massachusetts), and the world (Canada, Netherlands and South Korea), Dr. Wisnewski has gained insight into the molecular biochemistry that underlies immunopathology caused by isocyanate exposure. His findings have lead to the development and application of blood tests for exposure surveillance and clinical hypersensitivity. Dr. Wisnewski’s laboratory has also developed animal models for elucidating the routes of immunologic sensitization and the mechanisms of allergic airway inflammation in response to respiratory tract isocyanate exposure. In 2015, Dr. Wisnewski became a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology D(ABMLI), qualified to perform and report high-complexity clinical tests.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Harvard AIDS Institute (1995)
  • PhD
    Brown University, Biology (1994)
  • BS
    University of California, Biochemistry (1988)

Professional Service

CDC / National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthStanding committee member of NIOSH Grant Review Panel2016 - 2018

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