News

New paper in Nature Cancer (06/2022)
Congratulations to first authors Kevin Lin and Justine Rutter, co-senior author Alex Puissant, and our many colleagues on the publication of a study in Nature Cancer describing our discovery of selinexor-induced AKT activation in AML. We hope that these results will translate to the clinic soon!

New paper in Science Translational Medicine (03/2022)
Congratulations to first author Moiez Ali and colleagues at Duke, MSKCC, UCSF, and Harvard on the publication of a study in Science Translational Medicine describing our discovery of an ATM dependency in residual tumor cells!

Welcome to new lab members! (3/2022)
The Wood lab welcomes new members: Molecular Cancer Biology Ph.D. student Caroline Bridgwater and M.D./Ph.D. student Michael Aiduk. Welcome, Caroline and Michael!

New paper in Science Advances (10/2021)
Congratulations to our colleagues at Duke, MUSC, and Celldom on the publication of a study in Science Advances describing a platform for massively parallel phenotyping of single cells. We demonstrate the use of this system to directly identify and quantify rare drug resistant tumor cells. Congrats to everyone involved!

Welcome to new lab members! (10/2021)
The Wood lab welcomes new members: General Surgery resident Annie Liu and Research Technicians Haley Hutchinson, Holly Kim, and Seth McKee. Welcome, Annie, Haley, Holly, and Seth!

Congrats, Dr. Ang! (5/2021)
Congratulations to Hazel Ang on her successful Ph.D. defense! She is now a postdoctoral fellow at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Well done, Hazel!

Congrats to Ben and Vir! (5/2021)
Congratulations to Ben Zolyomi and Vir Patel, Duke MD students who each won prestigious Stead Scholarships to support their 3rd year research projects in the Wood lab!

Congrats to Kevin and Moiez! (3/2021)
Huge congratulations to Kevin and Moiez, M.D./Ph.D. graduates from the lab, on getting their top choice matches for residency training.

Welcome, Jude Raj! (12/2020)
The Wood lab welcomes Jude Raj, a Duke M.D./Ph.D. student who has joined the lab for his thesis research. Welcome, Jude!

Welcome, Christie Eyler! (7/2020)
The Wood lab welcomes Christie Eyler, M.D., Ph.D., a Medical Instructor in the Department of Radiation Oncology who will be conducting postdoctoral research in the lab. Welcome, Christie!

Welcome, Jake Hoj! (6/2020)
The Wood lab welcomes Jake Hoj, Ph.D., an NCI F99/K00-funded postdoctoral fellow in the lab. Welcome, Jake!

Kris profiled by UK College of Engineering (4/2020)
The University of Kentucky College of Engineering recently profiled Kris for its “Faces of UK Engineering” series. Check it out under the Links tab!

Setting a trap for drug resistant cancers (4/2020)
Duke CAGT nicely highlighted our recent work published in Nature Genetics. Check it out under the “Links” tab!

Paper in Nature Genetics (3/2020)
Congratulations to Kevin, Justine, and their colleagues on the publication of a study in Nature Genetics that describes the use of chemogenomic screens to identify genes that exhibit antagonistic pleiotropy, then outlines how to use this information to design anticancer evolutionary traps. Congrats, guys!

Welcome, Chris Delaney! (2/2020)
The Wood lab welcomes Chris Delaney, a new Duke M.D./Ph.D. student in the lab. Welcome, Chris!