News

Welcome to Omar Lopez (March 2017)
Omar Lopez, a first year student in the Molecular Cancer Biology Ph.D. program, recently joined the Wood Lab for a rotation. Welcome, Omar!

Welcome, Hazel Ang! (January 2017)
Hazel recently joined the Wood Lab for a rotation. Welcome to the lab, Hazel!

New paper in Science Translational Medicine (December 2016)
Congratulations to Grace and all of our co-authors on the publication of a recent paper in Science Translational Medicine describing the discovery of a new, targetable therapeutic vulnerability in breast cancer.

Upcoming talks at AACR and NYU (December 2016)
Kris will be speaking at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting on Synthetic Lethality in Cancer on January 7, 2017 in San Diego, CA and at the NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center on February 1, 2017.

Welcome to new rotation students! (December 2016)
Amy Stewart and Jamie Croucher recently joined the Wood Lab for rotations. Welcome, Amy and Jamie!

Seminar at UPenn (October 2016)
Kris will be speaking at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute and the Department of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania on October 4, 2016.

DoD Breakthrough Award (May 2016)
The lab was awarded a DoD Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award to advance our work to target apoptosis in breast cancer!

Fellowships! (March 2016)
Congrats to Kevin Lin and Ryan Soderquist, who were awarded NIH F30 graduate and F32 postdoctoral fellowships, respectively. Well done, guys!

Talks (March 2016)
Kris will be speaking at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center’s 40th Anniversary Symposium, “Oncogenic Signaling and Tumorigenesis” (April 11-12). He will also be speaking at the AACR Annual Meeting in New Orleans (State of the Art Approaches to Study Resistance to Targeted Therapies, April 16).

Moiez Ali joins the lab (3/2016)
Moiez is a student in the Duke Medical Scientist Training Program who will be completing his Ph.D. as a jointly advised student between the Wood and Kirsch labs. Welcome, Moiez!

Kris joins Science Translational Medicine’s ASA Board (3/2016)
Kris will be a member of the 2016-17 Associate Scientific Advisory Board of the journal Science Translational Medicine. In this capacity, he will write regularly in the journal on topics related to cancer biology and drug resistance.

Kris joins the Duke Department of Biomedical Engineering (2/2016)
Kris is now a secondary faculty member in the Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering. In this capacity, he will serve the BME department in multiple roles, including as a Ph.D. advisor for BME graduate students. Thanks, BME!

OCRF’s interview with Kris Wood (9/2015)
Check out the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s interview with Kris, related to the Liz Tilberis Early Career Award!

Papers! (9/2015)
Check out our new papers: A review in Cancer Research and a collaborative project with the Bardelli lab in Nature Communications!

Wood lab welcomes back Rachel Newcomb (6/2015)
Rachel is a rising senior undergraduate at the University of Kentucky and a participant in the 2015 Duke SURPH Summer Undergraduate Research Program. She worked previously in the Wood lab as a participant in the Duke SROP Program (Summer 2014) and the Duke IGSP Summer Fellowship Program (Summer 2013). Welcome back, Rachel!