Vincent Escuyer, PharmD, PhD
Director, Mycobacteriology Laboratory, David Axelrod Institute
Wadsworth Center- New York State Department of Health
Dr. Vincent Escuyer is the director of the Mycobacteriology laboratory at Wadsworth Center-New York State Department of Health since 2007. He earned a Pharm.D. from the University of Paris 5 and completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School in Boston. His expertise is in new diagnostics for rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and detection of resistance to antimicrobials including the most recent drugs used in the new TB regimens. The Mycobacteriology laboratory offers a broad range of conventional and molecular assays for the diagnostic of tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria. These assays involve state of the art technology including real-time PCR, pyrosequencing, and next generation sequencing. In 2018, New York State was the first public health laboratory in the United States to implement whole genome sequencing as the primary method for clinical tuberculosis drug susceptibility testing.