Ph.D. - Biochemistry 1982
City University of New York
Plum Island Animal Disease Center*
M.Phil. Immunochemistry Microbiology 1980
City University of New York
SUNY Downstate Medical Center*
M.A. - Microbiology - Electron Microscopy 1977
Lehman College CUNY
New York Botanical Gardens*
Post-Doctoral Training - Computer Science
1500 Washington Street Apt. 8F
Diagnostic Microbiologist, Downstate Medical Center Employment:
Research and Diagnostic Microbiologist, USDA, Plum Island Animal Disease Center
Director, Electron Microscopy, USDA, Plum Island Animal Disease Center.
Coordinator, Computer Information Service, GSA
Coordinator, Hazardous Materials Safety , GSA
1966-1997 United States Government Service Teaching:
USDA-Plum Island Animal Disease Center
GSA -Engineering Division
Coordinator, Data Systems
Hazardous Materials Coordinator
1996-2003 CUNY City University of New York (BMCC) Scholarly and Creative Activity:
Department of Science
Microbiology, Chemistry, Astronomy
1996-1997 Adelphi University - Garden City, NY
Department of Biology (Chairman Dr. Carol Diakow)
Microbiology (Majors and Nursing)
1986-1987 California State University / Long Beach
Department of Microbiology
Cooperative research agreement - USDA
Award - GSA 1997 - Computer Systems Management
Award - Computerization USDA diagnostic laboratory on foreign animal diseases.
Cooperative agreement - USDA 1987/88 for joint research grant on biotechnology areas
Grant - Instructional development grant 1986/87 to introduce the production and use of monoclonal antibodies and the use of digital image processing systems.
Commendation - U.S. Army diagnostic microbiology and immunology
Microbiology computer users' group (MCUG) License:
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 Publications
Graduate sponsor for Mrs. Sonia Northrop for a MS in
Microbiology Support funding included in grants.
Steven H. WoolThe 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 Zoology 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.