Christopher W. Aston, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Summary
Dr. Aston is Chief of Molecular Biology at the NYC Dept. Health Biothreat Response Laboratory. This reference lab has the capacity to detect and identify a full range of biological agents and potential biological weapons of mass destruction. The lab tests samples from law enforcement agencies and specimens from clinical sources. The facility has approximately 20,000 square feet of laboratory space, much of it upgraded to Bio-Safety Level 3 (BSL-3). The lab is funded through the City's capital budget with additional operating support from a federal bioterrorism readiness and response grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Aston is licensed as a clinical laboratory director by the New York State Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program and a technical laboratory director by the New York State Environmental Laboratory Approval Program.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

PhD from University of Oxford

Nguyen, Trang Quyen; Clark, Nancy; Karpati, Adam; Goldberg, Allan; Paykin, Andrea; Tucker, Andrew; Baker, Angela; Almiroudis, Anna; Fine, Annie; Tsoi, Ben; Aston, Christopher; Berg, Debra; Weiss, Don; Connelly, Ed; Beaudry, Gary; Weisfuse, Isaac; Durrah, James C; Prudhomme, Jeanine; Leighton, Jessica; Ackelsberg, Joel; Mahoney, Kevin; Van Vynck, Laurie; Lee, Lillian; Moskin, Linda; Layton, Marci; Wong, Marie; Raphael, Marisa; Robinson, Martha; Phillips, Michael; Jones, Mickey; Jeffery, Nancy; Nieves, Ray; Slavinski, Sally; Mullin, Sandra; Beatrice, Sara T; Balter, Sharon; Blank, Sue; Frieden, Thomas; Keifer, Max; Rosenstein, Nancy; Diaz, Pamela; Clark, Thomas; Compton, Harry; Daloia, James; Cardarelli, John; Norrell, Neil; Horn, Ed; Jackling, Sam; Bacon, Connie; Glasgow, Erich; Gomez, Tom; Baltzersen, Richard A; Kammerdener, Charles; Margo-Zavazky, Dani; Colgan, John; Pulaski, Phillip

Journal of public health management & practice. 2010 May-Jun; 16(3):189-200

Laboratory testing in response to anthrax contamination in New York city, 2006

Aston, Christopher; Lee, L.; Wong, M. T.; Beaudry, G.; Meyer, F.; Beatrice, S. T.

Abstracts of the ... general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. 2007; 107:718-718

Inhalation anthrax associated with dried animal hides - Pennsylvania and New York City, 2006 (Reprinted from MMWR, vol 55, pg 280-282, 2006)

Walsh, J; Fraser, G; Hunt, E; Husband, B; Nalluswami, K; Pollard, K; Reynolds, S; Urdaneta, V; Weltman, A; Aston, Christopher; Balter, S; Beatrice, S; Beaudry, G; Berg, D; Clark, N; Frieden, T; Karpati, A; Layton, M; Lee, L; Leighton, J; Moskin, L; Mullin, S; Phillips, M; Paykin, A; Prud'homme, J; Slavinski, S; Tucker, A; Weisfuse, I; Weis, D; Wolsk, G; Bacon, C; Glasgow, E; Gomez, T; Swartz, W; Baden, D; Clark, T; Dauphin, LA; Diaz, P; Dykewicz, CA; Fleischauer, A; Frank, M; Gee, JE; Hoffmaster, A; Kim, H; Marston, C; Meyer, R; McQuiston, J; Newton, B; Papagiotqas, S; Pesik, N; Piester, T; Quinn, C; Reagan, S; Rotz, L; Rosenberg, P; Rosenstein, N; Shadomy, S; Semanova, V; Treadwell, T; Wilkins, P; Winchell, J; Burr, G; Dowell, C; Hornsby-Myers, J; Kiefer, M; King, B; Nguyen, TQ; Arboleda, N; Tsoi, B

JAMA. 2006 MAY 3; 295(17):1991-1993

Neither snow, nor rain, nor anthrax - To counter bioterrorism, the US Postal Service tries irradiation, then detection, and maybe soon smart mail

Aston, Christopher

IEEE spectrum. 2002 Sep; 39(9):38-39

Aston, Christopher

IEEE spectrum. 2001 Oct; 38(10):35-40

Aston C; Rom WN; Talbot AT; Reibman J

American journal of respiratory & critical care medicine. 1998 Jun; 157(6 Pt 1):1943-1950

Klingler K; Tchou-Wong KM; Brandli O; Aston C; Kim R; Chi C; Rom WN

Infection & immunity. 1997 Dec; 65(12):5272-5278

Jagirdar J; Lee TC; Reibman J; Gold LI; Aston C; Begin R; Rom WN

Environmental health perspectives. 1997 Sep; 105 Suppl 5:1197-1203