Welcome, new Wood lab members! (9/2018)
We are excited to welcome three new lab members!  Michael Lidsky, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Duke. Vicky Moore, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Elon University. Natalia Sutiman is a medical student at Duke-NUS. Welcome, Mike, Vicky, and Natalia!

Paper in Nature Communications (8/2018)
Congratulations to Ryan and his collaborators in the Wood lab on the publication of a study in Nature Communications that reveals the first landscape view of BCL-2 family dependencies in human cancers. This work has yielded new insights into how to use BCL-2 family inhibitors to target apoptosis in specific tumor subsets. Well done, Ryan!

NCI’s interview with Kris (7/2018)
Check it out under the “Links” tab!

Upcoming talks (7/2018)
Kris will be speaking soon at UCSD (July 25), the NCI (Oct. 4-5), Georgetown (Nov. 5), the Broad Institute (Nov. 16), and Duke Pharmacology (Dec. 5).

Grace wins Ghaffari Fellowship! (5/2018)
Congratulations to Grace, who was selected as a winner of the Paul and Lauren Ghaffari Graduate Fellowship, which honors outstanding graduate students studying oncology at Duke. Well done, Grace!

Paper in Nature Communications (4/2018)
Congratulations to Grace and her collaborators in the Wood and McDonnell labs on the publication of a study in Nature Communications that reveals IAP protein dependencies in tumors with altered mitochondrial fission/fusion dynamics!

Welcome, Christian Cerda-Smith! (4/2018)
Christian is a Duke M.D./Ph.D. student who will conducting his Ph.D. studies jointly between the Wood and Reddy labs at Duke. Welcome, Christian!

Kris interviewed on Scientist the Human Podcast (4/2018)
Check it out under the “Links” tab!

Duke spinout acquired by UCB Pharma (3/2018)
Element Genomics, a Duke University spinout founded by Charlie Gersbach, Tim Reddy, Greg Crawford, and Kris Wood, and driven by discoveries in their labs, was acquired by the European pharmaceutical company UCB. Go to “Links” for the press release!

Welcome, Chris Bassil! (12/2017)
Chris is a Duke M.D./Ph.D. student who is joining the lab for his Ph.D. studies. Welcome, Chris!

Paper in Cell Reports (12/2017)
Congrats to Katie, Lorin, and our collaborators on the publication of a new paper in Cell Reports identifying MYC as a point of convergent resistance to RAF/MEK inhibitors in melanoma!

Upcoming talks (12/2017)
Kris will be speaking at the Ludwig Center at Harvard Medical School on January 8 and at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center on January 12.

Grace wins F99/K00! (10/2017)
Congratulations to Grace, who was awarded a prestigious NIH F99/K00 predoctoral to postdoctoral transition award. Well done, Grace!

Congrats, Moiez! (10/2017)
Congratulations to Moiez, who received an NIH F30 NRSA Fellowship to support his Ph.D. studies in the lab. Well done!

Congratulations, Dr. Winter! (9/2017)
Peter Winter defended his Ph.D. thesis on Wednesday, September 20. He is now moving to MIT for a postdoctoral appointment with Alex Shalek and Scott Manalis. Congrats, Pete – we will miss you!