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Researcher: Mei Baker

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Areas of Expertise
  • Application of molecular technology in newborn screening
  • DNA-based and MS/MS screening for genetic metabolic disorders in newborns
  • Newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)
  • Public health genetics
Web Site Mei Baker's Waisman Center Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,206,468 - One-step method of elution of dna from blood samples, issued December 2015.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20150191800 - Detection of cytomegalovirus dna using amplification from blood samples, published July 2015.
  • 20130157253 - Detection of cytomegalovirus dna using amplification from blood samples, published June 2013.
  • 20120156683 - One-step method of elution of dna from blood samples, published June 2012.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Full-thickness and unstageable pressure injuries that develop in nursing home residents: Despite consistently good quality care. Baker MW, Whitney JD, Lowe JR, Liao S, Zimmerman D, Mosqueda L. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2016 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Improving newborn screening for cystic fibrosis using next-generation sequencing technology: A technical feasibility study. Baker MW, Atkins AE, Cordovado SK, Hendrix M, Earley MC, Farrell PM. Genet Med. 2016 Mar;18(3):231-8. doi: 10.1038/gim.2014.209. Epub 2015 Feb 12.

  • Development of an assay to simultaneously measure orotic acid, amino acids, and acylcarnitines in dried blood spots. Held PK, Haynes CA, De Jesús VR, Baker MW. Clin Chim Acta. 2014 Sep 25;436:149-54. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2014.05.016. Epub 2014 Jun 2.

  • Low-normal fmr1 cgg repeat length: Phenotypic associations. Mailick MR, Hong J, Rathouz P, Baker MW, Greenberg JS, Smith L, Maenner M. Front Genet. 2014 Sep 9;5:309. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2014.00309. eCollection 2014.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Waisman Center, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-890-1796
Current University UW–Madison
Department Clinical Chemistry
Title Professor (CHS)
Other Appointments
Co-Director, Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
Science Director, Newborn Screening Laboratory, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
Address Line 1 439 Stovall Building (Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene)
Address Line 2 465 Henry Mall
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Other Degrees M.D., Anhui Medical University, China, 1983
Technologies Available for Licensing One-Step DNA Extraction from Dried Blood Spots for Newborn Screening