W. Ian Lipkin, M.D.

Title
Director, Center for Infection & Immunity
Department
Department of Epidemiology
Institution
Columbia University, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Address
Mailman School of Public Health
722 West 168th Street, 17th Floor
City, State, Zip
New York, NY 10032
Phone
(212) 342-9033
E-mail
wil2001[at]columbia.edu
Website
http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/our-faculty/profile?uni=wil2001
Research Field
Neuroscience; Virology
Award Year
1991

Research

My most recent work has focused on advancing pathogen discovery techniques by developing a staged strategy using techniques pioneered in my lab. These molecular biological methods, including MassTag-PCR, the GreeneChip diagnostic, and High Throughput Sequencing, are a major step towards identifying and studying new viral pathogens that emerge locally throughout the globe. My research also focuses on pathogen discovery using unexplained hemorrhagic fever, febrile illness, encephalitis, and meningoencephalitis as targets. Lastly, I am directing an international research project, named the autism birth cohort, investigating the epidemiology and basis of neurodevelopmental disorders through analyses of a prospective birth cohort of 100,000 children and their parents.