Dr. Steven Harris Wool    
   Ph.D.     Biochemistry
   M.Phil.   Immunochemistry/Microbiology
   M.A.      Electron Microscopy 

    Post-Doctoral Training - Computer Science 

  1500 Washington St. 8F 
   Hoboken NJ 07030




Ph.D. - Biochemistry
City University of New York
Plum Island Animal Disease Center*

M.Phil. Immunochemistry Microbiology 
City University of New York
SUNY Downstate Medical Center*

M.A. - Microbiology - Electron Microscopy 
Lehman College - CUNY
New York Botanical Gardens*

*Research Institution

Overall Experience:

Diagnostic Microbiologist, Downstate Medical Center
Director, Electron Microscopy, USDA, Plum Island Animal Disease Center.
Diagnostic/Research Microbiologist, Plum Island Animal Disease Center
Coordinator, Computer Information Service, GSA

1968-1997 United States Government Service

USDA-Plum Island Animal Disease Center
Microbiology (diagnostic)
Electron Microscopy
Biochemistry (research)

GSA -Engineering Division
Coordinator, Data Systems
Hazardous Materials Coordinator


2005-2015   The Hudson School 
601 Park Ave. Hoboken NJ 07030
biology, AP biology, microbiology,
molecular biology, environmental science

1996-2005  CUNY City University of NY
BMCC  Department of Science
Microbiology, Chemistry, Astronomy

1996-1997 Adelphi University - Garden City, NY 
Department of Biology  Microbiology (Majors and Nursing)
Graduate Immunology

1986-1987 California State University / Long Beach
Department of Microbiology
Associate Professor
Cooperative research agreement - USDA
Microbiology & Graduate Immunology

Scholarly and Creative Activity:
Award - GSA 1997 - Computer Systems Management
Award - Computerization USDA diagnostic laboratory on foreign animal diseases.
Cooperative agreement - USDA joint research grant on biotechnology Grant - Instructional development grant to introduce the production and use of monoclonal antibodies and the use of digital image processing systems.

Society Membership:
Microbiology computer users' group (MCUG)
American Society for Microbiology
New York Society of Electron Microscopy
NYC Clinical Laboratory Supervisor

Doctoral Review Committee Member:

I have served as a microbiologist on the Ph.D. committee for Congran, R.J. - Veterinary Research Institute, Victoria, Australia 

Steven H. Wool

The characterization of FMDV RNA dependent RNA polymerase and its localization in infected cell culture and animal tissue. A Dissertation for Ph.D. City University of New York. 1982 Dept. of Biochemistry

Publications written from the Ph.D. Dissertation
Co-Author: Dr. Jerome Polatnick
Sponsor at The Plum Island Animal Disease Center.

Characterization of a 70s polyuridylic acid polymerase isolated from FMDV-infected cells. Journal of Virology 1981 40:3 881-889.

Localization of Foot-and-Mouth Disease - RNA synthesis on newly formed cellular smooth membranous vacuoles. Archives of Virology 1982 72:207-215.

Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus-Induced RNA Polymerase Is Associated with Golgi Apparatus. Journal of Virology 1985 56:2 617-619.

Wool S.H., Polatnick J., Bachrach H.L. Analysis of the mechanism of unfolding of FMDV RNA during heat and chemical denaturation. Ann. Proc. Electron Microscopy Soc. Amer. 1981 39:446-447.

Wool S.H., Polatnick J., Knudsen R.D. Ultrastructural changes and antigen localization in tissues from FMDV infected guinea pigs. Veterinary Microbiology 1982 7:391-400.

Wool S.H., Letchworth G.J., Whyard T.C. Production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against African swine fever virus. Poster for electron microscopy touring exhibit. Electron Microscopy Society of America-1983.

Wool S.H., Held, A.A. (Masters research for M.A.) Polyphosphate Granules in Encysted Zoospores of  Rozella allomyces. Arch. Microbiol. 1976 108:145-148.

Wool S.H. Cryptococcal Polysaccharide - A Radio-immuno-assay Masters project for M.Phil. SUNY 1980.

Wool S.H., Soroka D.S., Yedloutschnig, R.J. Rapid Electron Microscopy Production Procedures and Immuno-electron Microscopy Techniques for the Rapid Identification of Foreign Animal Disease Viruses in a P3/P4 Bio-containment Laboratory. American Society of Microbiology - 1986 - two abstracts papers in prep. for Diagnostic Immunology by request.

Blackwell J.H. and Wool S.H. Vesicular exocytosis of foot-and mouth disease virus from mammary gland secretory epithelium of infected cows. Journal of General Virology 1981 56:207-212.

Blackwell J.H. and Wool S.H. Destruction and repair of mammary gland parenchyma of cows infected with foot-and-mouth disease. J. Comp. Path. 1986 96:227-234.

Knudsen R.C., Genovesi E.V., Whyard T.C. and Wool S.H. Cytopathogenic effect of African swine fever virus for pig monocytes:characterization and use in microassay. Veterinary Microbiology, 14(1987) 15-24

Letchworth G.J., Whyard T.C., Wool S.H. A comparison of two immuno-electron microscopy procedures using monoclonal antibody against African swine fever virus proteins. Proc. EMSA-1983.

Polatnick J. and Wool S.H. A novel structure seen when FMDV induced poly(u) polymerase acts in a cell free system. Journal of Ultrastructure Research 1982 80:363-366.

Polatnick J. and Wool S.H. Serological differentiation of FMDV on EM grids coated with protein a and antibody. Canadian Journal Comparative Medicine 1981 45:275-279.

Polatnick J. and Wool S.H. Correlation of Surface and Internal Ultrastructural Changes in Cells infected with Foot-and-mouth Disease Virus. Can. J. Comp. Med. 1983 47:4:440-4.

Sahu S.P., Dardiri A.H., Wool S.H. Observation of Rickettsia ruminantium in leukocytic cell cultures from heartwater infected animals. American Journal of Veterinary Research 1982 44:1093-1097.

Sahu S.P., Wool S.H., Breeze S.S. Observations on the morphology of contagious equine metritis bacterial colonies isolated from infected pony mares. American Journal of Veterinary Research 1981 43:5 796-800.

Whyard T.C., Wool S.H., Letchworth, G.J. Monoclonal Antibodies Against African Swine Fever Viral Antigens. Virology 1985 142:416-20.