Andrea Furuya

Andrea Furuya

Andrea Furuya earned her doctoral degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Albany Medical College. She then joined the Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory as a research scientist at the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health.

Her work focuses on clinical diagnostic testing and the development of serological assays to aid in the diagnosis of infectious agents particularly vector-borne and vaccine preventable diseases such as dengue, Zika, West Nile, Powassan and measles.

As part of her role in the clinical laboratory, she also evaluates serologic assays for the diagnosis of infections caused by viruses such as SARS-CoV-2. In addition to her role in the public health setting, she also teaches immunology and public health microbiology to graduate and undergraduate students.