Wood lab welcomes Merve Cakir (January 2014)
Merve is a Ph.D. student in the Duke Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program who graduated from Bilkent University in Turkey with degrees in Molecular Biology/Genetics and Computer Engineering. She will be rotating in the lab beginning in January. Welcome, Merve!

Wood lab welcomes Kevin Lin (December 2013)
A Texas native, Kevin is a student in the Duke Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D.-Ph.D.) who will be rotating in the lab in December and January. Welcome, Kevin!

Wood lab welcomes Grace Anderson (October 2013)
Grace Anderson is a Ph.D. student in the Duke Molecular Cancer Biology program who will be rotating in the lab this fall. Welcome, Grace!

Wood lab welcomes Katie Singleton (October 1, 2013)
Katie Singleton, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral associate in the lab who just completed her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where her work focused on the use of functional genomic strategies to uncover oncogenic drivers and combination therapeutic strategies for solid tumors. Welcome, Katie!

Kris wins the V Scholar Award (9/27/2013)
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by the late Jim Valvano. Since that time, it has awarded over $100M to cancer researchers and awareness programs nationwide. The V Scholar Award is specifically targeted to young cancer researchers who have held faculty appointments for less than 5 years. This award will fund ...

Peter Winter wins Speer Memorial Scholarship
The Speer Memorial Scholarship is given annually to a rising 2nd year student in the University Program in Genetics and Genomics (UPGG) who embodies the qualities and attitude of the late Dr Marcy Speer, UPGG’s former Director of Graduate Studies, a UPGG graduate, and the former head of the Center for Human Genetics at Duke. ...

Kris awarded Stewart Trust Fellowship
The Alexander & Margaret Stewart Trust is a charitable foundation that partners with non-profit cancer research institutions to support cutting-edge cancer research. The Stewart Trust Fellowship is given to young faculty “conducting outstanding innovative research in cancer.” Thank you, Stewart Trust!

Wood lab welcomes Danny Nussbaum (July 2013)
Daniel Nussbaum, M.D., is a Resident in the Duke General Surgery Residency Program who will be spending two years in our lab using new functional genomic strategies to define primary drug targets and combination therapeutic strategies for pancreatic cancers. Danny will be co-supervised by Doug Tyler, M.D. and David Hsu, M.D., Ph.D. Welcome, Danny!”

New Wood lab summer intern! (May 15, 2013)
Rachel Newcomb, a freshman from the University of Kentucky, was selected to join our lab as an undergraduate student intern from May-August 2013 as part of the prestigious and highly competitive Duke IGSP Summer Fellowship Program. Congratulations and welcome, Rachel!

Kris named a Forbeck Scholar (May 15, 2013)
The William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation is a unique organization that holds small, yearly meetings between senior, established cancer researchers and junior, early career researchers that focus on discussions of cutting-edge research and issues in cancer research. Each Scholar attends four consecutive annual retreats. The focus of the 2013 retreat is on Drug Resistance Mechanisms ...

Wood lab selected for Lloyd Trust Translational Research Award (May 1, 2013)
This generous award will support research in our lab aimed at systematically identifying and reversing the pathways of resistance to MAPK inhibitors in BRAF-mutant melanoma. Thank you, Lloyd Trust!

New Wood lab members!
Ashley Peraza-Penton is a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Cancer Biology and Peter Winter is a Ph.D. candidate in the University Program in Genetics and Genomics. Jenny Tingley is a Duke undergraduate who will be joining the lab as a research technician following her graduation this spring. Welcome to the lab, Ashley, Pete, and Jenny!

New students rotating in the lab
Matt Goulet and Christine Daniels are Ph.D. students in the Duke Cell and Molecular Biology Program (CMB), and Nick Davis is a Ph.D. student in the Genetics and Genomics Program (UPGG). Welcome, Matt, Nick, and Christine!

Wood lab profiled in Genome Life

Peter Winter is rotating in the lab
Peter is a Ph.D. student in the Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics (UPGG) who will be rotating in the group beginning in February. Welcome, Pete!