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Michael Woods

Discipline of Genetics
Ph.D., Memorial

Associate Professor, Discipline of Genetics

Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL Canada,   A1B 3V6

Phone: (709) 777-7334; Fax: (709) 777-7497

Research Interests:   Identification of novel genes involved in hereditary colorectal cancer, familial pulmonary fibrosis, intracranial aneurysms, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome and Goeminne syndrome; identification of genetic modifiers of the Lynch syndrome phenotype; establishing a colorectal tissue bank; curating the International Society of Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSIGHT) variant database
2005 Certificate in Bioinformatics, UBC
2001        Ph.D. (Genetics); Memorial University of Newfoundland
1998 Diploma in Graduate Student Teaching Program, Memorial University of Newfoundland
1995 B.Sc. (Biology) Memorial University of Newfoundland
Professional Experience:  
2005 - present      

 Assistant Professor, Discipline of Genetics,
 Memorial University of Newfoundland

2003 – 2005  Post Doctoral Fellow, Discipline of Genetics
 Memorial University
2001 – 2003

 Post Doctoral Fellow, Samuel Lunenfeld 
 Research  Institute,
University of Toronto

          Recent Publications:     Click Here

Peer–reviewed Manuscripts:

P.J. Limburg, W.S. Harmsen, H.H. Chen, S. Gallinder, R.W. Haile, J.A. Baron, G. Casey, M.O. Woods, S.N. Thibodeau, N.M. Lindor (2010).  DNA Mismatch Repair Gene Alterations in a Population-Base Sample of Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Patients. (accepted Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology) [IF 5.64]

M.O. Woods, H.B. Younghusband, P.S. Parfrey, S. Gallilnger, J. McLaughlin, E. Dicks, A. Pollett, A. de la Chapelle, M. Clendenning, S.N. Thibodeau, M. Simms, A. Dohey, P. Williams, D. Robb, C. Searle, J.S. Green, R.C. Green (2010).  The genetic basis of colorectal cancer in a population-based incident cohort with a high rate of familial disease.  Gut. 59: 1369-77 [IF 9.76]
T. Wish, A. Hyde, P.S. Parfrey, J. Green, H.B. Younghusband, M. Simms, D. Fontaine, E.L. Dicks. S. Stuckless, S. Gallinger, J. McLaughlin, M.O. Woods*, R.C. Green* (2010). Increased Cancer Predisposition in Family members of Colorectal Cancer Patients Harboring the V600E BRAF Mutation:  A Population-base Study.  Cancer Epidem. Biomar 9:1831-9 [IF 4.77]
*  These authors contributed equallly to the work.

D.D. Buchanan, K. Sweet, M. Drini, M.A. Jenkins, A.K. Win, M. Gattas, M.D. Walsh, M. Clendenning, D. McKeone, R. Walters, A. Roberts, A. Young, H. Hampel, J.L. Hopper, J. Goldblatt, J. George, G.K. Suthers, K. Phillips, G.P. Young, E. Chow, S. Parry, S. Woodall, K. Tucker, A. Muir, M. Field, S. Greening, S. Gallinger, J. Green, M.O. Woods, R. Spaetgens, A de la Chapelle, F. Macrae, N.I. Walker, J.R. Jass, J.P. Young (2010)  Phenotypic Diversity in Patients with Multiple Serrated Polyps: A Genetics Clinic Study.  Int J. Colorectal Dis. 25: 703-12 [IF 1.76]

N.M. Lindor, K.G. Rabe, G.M. Petersen, H. Chen, B. Bapat, J. Hopper, J. Young, M. Jenkins, J. Potter, P. Newcomb, A. Templeton, L. Lemarchand, J. Grove, M.R. Burgio, R.Haile, J.Green, M.O. Woods, D. Seminara, P.J. Limburg, S.N. Thibodeau (2009) Parent of origin effects on age at colorectal cancer diagnosis.  Int J. Cancer. 127:361-6 [IF 4.74] 

M.D. Walsh, D.D. Buchanan, R. Walters, A. Roberts, A. Arnold, D. McKeone, M.Clendenning, A.R. Ruszkiewicz, M.A. Jenkins. J.L. Hopper, J. Goldblatt, J. George, G.K. Suthers, K. Phillips, G.P. Young, F. Macrae, M. Drini, M.O. Woods, S. Parry, J.R. Jass, J.P. Young (2009) Analysis of families with Lynch Syndrome complicated by serrate neoplasia: the importance of pathology review and pedigree analysis. Fam Cancer. 8:313-23 [IF 2.05]

S. Arnold, D.D. Buchanan, M. Barker, L. Jaskowski, M.D. Walsh, G. Birney, M.O. Woods, J.L. Hopper, M.A. Jenkins, M.A. Brown, S.V. Tavtigian, D.E. Goldgar, J.P. Young, A.B. Spurdle (2009) Classifying MLH1 and MSH2 variants: the role of bioinformatic prediction, splicing assays, segregation and tumor characateristics.  Hum Mutat. 30: 757-70 [If 7.03]

R.C. Green, P.S. Parfrey, M.O. Woods, H. B. Younghusband (2009) Prediction of Lynch Syndrome in consecutive cases of colorectal cancer. J. Natl Cancer Inst. 101: 331-40  [IF 14.93]