Dr. Wortel works with Trudeau Institute’s Animal Technical Services (ATS), which oversees aspects of animal health and personnel training; Animal Care Services (ACS), which provides daily husbandry for the animals; and research groups. Together, all these groups work to investigate infectious disease from cells to mice, hamsters, and ferrets in BSL1, 2, and 3 conditions.
“Dr. Wortel’s appointment as the primary attending veterinarian at the prestigious Trudeau Institute reflects her reputation as a highly regarded professional in animal welfare and clinical care,” says Dr. Kelsey Moody, PhD, MBA, chief executive officer, Ichor Life Sciences. “It also further solidifies Ichor Life Sciences’ position as a strategic partner to leading academic and research institutions.”
Ichor Life Sciences recently became the anchor tenant at Clarkson University’s North Country incubator as the two organizations collaborate to establish a biotechnology cluster in Potsdam, New York. The company also has research and education agreements with Cornell University, SUNY-ESF, and Syracuse University.
“I’m excited to work with this extraordinary group of people in support of Trudeau Institute’s mission of safeguarding human health and combatting 21st century global health crises,” says Dr. Wortel. “I look forward to drawing on my experience at Ichor Life Sciences to further the innovative practices at Trudeau and bringing to Ichor the perspectives and learnings I’ll gain from one of the world’s most respected research institutions.”