Caroline Wood, DVM, PhD

Dr. Wood completed a dual DVM/PhD training program at the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine followed by a small animal medical and surgical internship at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center. She is currently a medical oncology resident at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center.

Dr. Wood’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways active at the boundary of tumor tissue and normal tissue in translational cancer models (those that may translate from one species to another). Specifically, her project will examine the methylation patterns of specific dog lymphocyte subsets. The data will then be used to define the lymphocyte subsets that infiltrate canine osteosarcoma and improve our understanding of the immune system’s role in this serious type of bone cancer.

Dr. Wood’s mentor, Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD, is a researcher in the field of veterinary cancer. He has received numerous grants from CHF such as:
02234-MOU: A Novel Approach for Prevention of Canine Hemangiosarcoma
01759: Disrupting the Differentiation of Cancer Stem Cells to Prevent the Spread of Hemangiosarcoma
00615A: Heritable and Sporadic Genetic Lesions in Canine Lymphoma

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