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Nicholas "Nick" Woods

Nicholas "Nick" Woods




Dr. Nicholas Woods, shown with his wife and fellow Cancer Biology student Neha Kabra, successfully defended his dissertation on August 25, 2008. Nick joined the lab of Dr. Alvaro Monteiro at the Moffitt Cancer Center as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Woods accepted a faculty position as Assistant Professor at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Woods takes with him his first independent NIH funded R21 to start his career as an independent researcher.

Nick also has the distinction of being the second Cancer Biology student to speak during Commencement, Fall 2008.

Dr. Woods' publication record while in the Program:

Yamaguchi H, Woods NT, Dorsey JF, Takahashi Y, Gjertsen NR, Yeatman T, Wu J, Wang HG. SRC directly phosphorylates BIF-1 and prevents its interaction with Bax and the initiation of anoikis. J Biol Chem. 2008 May 12.

Woods NT, Yamaguchi H, Lee FY, Bhalla KN, Wang HG.Anoikis, initiated by Mcl-1 degradation and Bim induction, is deregulated during oncogenesis. Cancer Res. 2007 Nov 15;67(22):10744-52.

Ren Y, Chen Z, Chen L, Woods NT, Reuther GW, Cheng JQ, Wang HG, Wu J.Shp2E76K mutant confers cytokine-independent survival of TF-1 myeloid cells by up-regulating Bcl-XL. J Biol Chem. 2007 Dec 14;282(50) :36463-73.

Yamaguchi H, Woods NT, Piluso LG, Lee HH, Chen J, Bhalla KN, Monteiro A, Liu X, Hung MC, Wang HG. P53 acetylation is crucial for its transcription-independent proapoptotic functions. J Biol Chem. 2009 Mar 5.

Dr. Woods' publication since graduation:

Buckley M, Gjyshi A, Mendoza-Fandiño G, Baskin R, Carvalho RS, Carvalho MA, Woods NT, Monteiro AN. Enhancer scanning to locate regulatory regions in genomic loci. Nat Protoc. 2016 Jan;11(1):46-60. PMID: 26658467

Baskin R, Woods NT, Mendoza-Fandiño G, Forsyth P, Egan KM, Monteiro AN. Functional analysis of the 11q23.3 glioma susceptibility locus implicates PHLDB1 and DDX6 in glioma susceptibility. Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 27;5:17367. PMID: 26610392

Woods NT, Monteiro AN, Thompson ZJ, Amankwah EK, Naas N, Haura EB, Beg AA, Schabath MB. Interleukin polymorphisms associated with overall survival, disease-free survival, and recurrence in non-small cell lung cancer patients. Mol Carcinog. 2015 Jun;54 Suppl 1:E172-84. PMID: 25597281

Woods NT, Jhuraney A, Monteiro AN. Incorporating computational resources in a cancer research program. Hum Genet. 2015 May;134(5):467-78. Review. PMID: 25324189

Carvalho RS, Fernandes VC, Nepomuceno TC, Rodrigues DC, Woods NT, Suarez-Kurtz G, Chammas R, Monteiro AN, Carvalho MA.Characterization of LGALS3 (galectin-3) as a player in DNA damage response. Cancer Biol Ther. 2014 Jul;15(7):840-50. PMID: 24755837

Tulchin N, Ornstein L, Dikman S, Strauchen J, Jaffer S, Nagi C, Bleiweiss I, Kornreich R, Edelmann L, Brown K, Bodian C, Nair VD, Chambon M, Woods NT, Monteiro AN. Localization of BRCA1 protein in breast cancer tissue and cell lines with mutations. Cancer Cell Int. 2013 Jul 15;13(1):70. PMID: 23855721

Woods NT, Mesquita RD, Sweet M, Carvalho MA, Li X, Liu Y, Nguyen H, Thomas CE, Iversen ES Jr, Marsillac S, Karchin R, Koomen J, Monteiro AN. Charting the landscape of tandem BRCT domain-mediated protein interactions. Sci Signal. 2012 Sep 18;5(242):rs6. PMID: 22990118

Gerloff DL, Woods NT, Farago AA, Monteiro AN. BRCT domains: A little more than kin, and less than kind. FEBS Lett. 2012 Aug 14;586(17):2711-6. Review. PMID: 22584059

Liu Y, Woods NT, Kim D, Sweet M, Monteiro AN, Karchin R. Yeast two-hybrid junk sequences contain selected linear motifs. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Oct;39(19):e128. PMID: 21785140

Mesquita RD, Woods NT, Seabra-Junior ES, Monteiro AN. Tandem BRCT Domains: DNA's Praetorian Guard. Genes Cancer. 2010 Nov;1(11):1140-6. PMID: 21533002

Tulchin N, Chambon M, Juan G, Dikman S, Strauchen J, Ornstein L, Billack B, Woods NT, Monteiro AN. BRCA1 protein and nucleolin colocalize in breast carcinoma tissue and cancer cell lines. Am J Pathol. 2010 Mar;176(3):1203-14.PMID: 20075200