Kris Cameron Wood


Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
  • Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

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  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

Courses Taught

  • CMB 710B: Cell & Molecular Biology Module II
  • CMB 710E: Cell & Molecular Biology Module V
  • MOLCAN 818: Molecular Mechanisms of Oncogenesis
  • PHARM 393: Research Independent Study
  • PHARM 394: Research Independent Study
  • PHARM 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHARM 494: Research Independent Study
  • PHARM 495: Research Independent Study
  • PHARM 818: Molecular Mechanisms of Oncogenesis
  • UPGEN 778A: University Program in Genetics and Genomics Biological Solutions Module I

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Zhong, Z; Harmston, N; Wood, KC; Madan, B; Virshup, DM, A p300/GATA6 axis determines differentiation and Wnt dependency in pancreatic cancer models., J Clin Invest (2022) [10.1172/JCI156305] [abs].
  • Javaid, S; Schaefer, A; Goodwin, CM; Nguyen, VV; Massey, FL; Pierobon, M; Gambrell-Sanders, D; Waters, AM; Lambert, KN; Diehl, JN; Hobbs, GA; Wood, KC; Petricoin, EF; Der, CJ; Cox, AD, Concurrent Inhibition of ERK and Farnesyltransferase Suppresses the Growth of HRAS Mutant Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma., Mol Cancer Ther, vol 21 no. 5 (2022), pp. 762-774 [10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-21-0142] [abs].
  • Ali, M; Lu, M; Ang, HX; Soderquist, RS; Eyler, CE; Hutchinson, HM; Glass, C; Bassil, CF; Lopez, OM; Kerr, DL; Falcon, CJ; Yu, HA; Hata, AN; Blakely, CM; McCoach, CE; Bivona, TG; Wood, KC, Small-molecule targeted therapies induce dependence on DNA double-strand break repair in residual tumor cells., Sci Transl Med, vol 14 no. 638 (2022) [10.1126/scitranslmed.abc7480] [abs].
  • Wood, KC, Drivers of intrinsic resistance., Nat Chem Biol (2022) [10.1038/s41589-022-00980-1] [abs].
  • Garcia, N; Del Pozo, V; Yohe, ME; Goodwin, CM; Shackleford, TJ; Wang, L; Baxi, K; Chen, Y; Rogojina, AT; Zimmerman, SM; Peer, CJ; Figg, WD; Ignatius, MS; Wood, KC; Houghton, PJ; Vaseva, AV, Vertical Inhibition of the RAF-MEK-ERK Cascade Induces Myogenic Differentiation, Apoptosis, and Tumor Regression in H/NRASQ61X Mutant Rhabdomyosarcoma., Mol Cancer Ther, vol 21 no. 1 (2022), pp. 170-183 [10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-21-0194] [abs].