Faculty and Staff

LMU-DCOM Faculty

  Paul Wood, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology & Associate Dean for Research
  DCOM 435
  6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
  Harrogate, TN 37752

Curriculum Vitae for Paul Wood


B. Sc. Hon., Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PhD, Pharmacology, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Postdoctoral studies, NIMH, Washington, DC

Grant Review Committees and Advisory Committees

National High Magnetic Field Lab (FSU) External Advisory Committee: 2009-present
NIA: 2009-2010
Canada Foundation for Innovation: 2006-2007
ADMHA (Behavioral Neurobiology Subcommittee): 1987-1992
NIDA (Drug Abuse Biomedical Research Review Committee): 1987, 1989


Mouse cuprizone model of demyelination. NSERC, 2008-2009 ($350,000). P. Wood, PI.
Novel therapeutics for chronic pain. SBIR (1R43NS51150-1) 2004-2006. ($150,000)
Agents for the treatment of memory and learning disorders. NIH 1992-1995. A Kozikowski, PI. ($569,024).
Operating Grant, Canadian MRC, 1983-1984 ($45,000) Cortical Opiate Receptors
Maintenance Grant, Canadian MRC, 1982-1984 ($30,000)
Operating Grant, Canadian MRC, 1981-193 (eith Dr. P. Etienne, $70,000) Neurochemical and Clinicopathological
Studies of the Substantia Innominata and Septum in Alzheimer's Disease
Operating Grant, Canadian MRC, 1981-19831 ($70,000) Cortical and Hippocampal Cholinergic Pathways: Regulatory Inputs
Establishment Grant, Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec, 1981-1982 ($20,000)

Research Interests

Utilization of metabolomics to study mechanisms of pathogenesis in neurogegeneration and oncology. Specific programs include:

  • Plasmalogen replacement as a therapeutic strategy in Alzheimer's disease
  • Oligodendrocyte cytoprotectants for multiple sclerosis
  • Mechanisms of demyelination in leukodystrophies
  • Endogenous inhibitors of colorectal cancer
  • Metabolomics of glioblastoma