Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
The Irene Orlow Lab
The Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory
Led by Dr. Irene Orlow, the Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory participates in self-initiated research & supports investigations from the Population Sciences Research and Clinical Research programs that involve handling and testing of a variety of human specimens.
Relocation Updates – Summer 2022
As of July 21st 2022, our temporary location is in the Lab Medicine Building @ 327 East 64th ST, 4th floor, NY, NY 10065. We will return to Main Campus when construction of the new Lab is completed on Schwartz S-10th (~ Febr. 2023).
*Clinical Research Teams* - we continue accepting biospecimens, as follows:
- Time sensitive biospecimens requiring immediate processing, weekdays by 4pm*
- Specimens requiring refrigeration but no immediate processing, weekdays by 4:30pm*
- Saliva specimens (e.g. Oragene kits for DNA/typing), dropped of 24x7 (use designated drop off box)
Reminder: follow the guidelines on email communications for planned biospecimens before, the day off, and to confirm that the sample is on its way to our Lab.
For questions and potential exceptions, get in touch with the Lab.
Interested in developing new studies & collaborations with us?
Milic M, Ceppi M, Bruzzone M, Azqueta A, Brunborg G, Godschalk R, Koppen G, Langie S, Moller P, Teixeira JP, Alija A, Anderson D, Andrade V, Andreoli C, Asllani F, Bangkoglu EE, Barancokova M, Basaran N, Boutet-Roninet E, Buschini A, Cavallo D, Costa Pereiera C, Costa C, Costa S, Da Silva J, Del Bo C, Sreckovic V, Djelic N, Dobrzynska M, Durackova Z, Dvorakova M, Gajski G, Galati S, Garcia Lima O, Giovannelli L, Goroshinskaya I, Grindel A, Gutzkow K, Hernandez A, Hernandez C, Holven K, Ibero-Baraibar I, Ottestad I, Kadioglu E, Kazimirova A, Kuznetsova E, Ladeira C, Laffon B, Lamonaca P, Lebailly P, Louro H, Mandina Cardoso T, Macron F, Marcos R, Moretti M, Moretti S, Najafzadeh M, Nemeth Z, Neri M, Novotna B, Orlow I, Paduchova Z, Pastor S, Perdry H, Spremo-Potparevic B, Ramadhani D, Risa P, Rohr P, Rojas E, Rossner P, Safar A, Sardas S, Silva MJ, Sirota N, Smolkova B, Staruchova M, Stetina R, Stopper H, Surikova EI, Ulven S, Ursini CL, Valdiglesias V, Valverde M, Vodicka P, Volkovova K, Wagner KH, Zivkovic L, Dusinska M, Collins AR, Bonassi S. The hCOMET project: international database comparison of results with the comet assay in human biomonitoring. Baseline frequency of DNA damage and effect of main confounders. Mutat. Res. 2021 Jan-Jun;787:108371. doi: 10.1016/j.mrrev.2021.108371. Epub 2021 Feb 6.
Petruzella S, Bochner BH, Kenney J, Whiting K, Sadeghi K, Benfante N, Cha EK, Dalbagni G, Donahue T, Donat SM, Herr HW, Pietzak E, Orlow I, Ostroff JS, Furberg H. Examining the Accuracy of Self-Reported Smoking-Related Exposure Among Recently Diagnosed Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Patients. J Urol. 2021 May;205(5):1321-1325. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000001571. Epub 2020 Dec 24.
Begg CB, Ostrovnaya I, Geyer FC, Papanastasiou AD, Ng CKY, Sakr R, Bernstein JL, Burke KA, King TA, Piscuoglio S, Mauguen A, Orlow I, Weigelt B, Seshan VE, Morrow M, Reis-Filho JS. Contralateral breast cancers: independent cancers or metastases? Int J Cancer. 2018 Jan 15;142(2):347-356. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31051. Epub 2017 Sep 28. PMCID: PMC5749409.
Orlow I, Shi Y, Kanetsky PA, Thomas NE, Luo L, Corrales Guerrero S, Cust AE, Sacchetto L, Zanetti R, Rosso S, Armstrong BK, Dwyer T, Venn A, Gallagher RP, Gruber SB, Marrett LD, Anton-Culver H, Busam K, Begg CB, Berwick M, GEM study group. The interaction between vitamin D receptor polymorphisms and sun exposure around time of diagnosis influences melanoma survival. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2018 Mar;31(2):287-296. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12653. Epub 2017 Nov 5. PMCID: PMC5809306.
Irene Orlow, MS, DSc
- Led by Dr. Irene Orlow, the Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory participates in self-initiated research & supports investigations from the Population Sciences Research and Clinical Research programs that involve handling and testing of a variety of human specimens.
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