Ronald Wesley Wood, Ph.D.

Ronald Wesley Wood, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 668
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4150
Fax: (585) 244-2209

Research Bio

Dr. Wood received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Grinnell College, Iowa, in 1968 and his Masters and Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1975, spending an additional two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rochester doing research in Behavioral and Pharmacology. He continued as an Assistant Professor of Toxicology at the University of Rochester in the department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics . In 1986, he joined the New York University Department of Environmental Medicine the Medical Center, and returned to the University in 1996 as research associate professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.



Dr. Wood was elected President of the division of Psychopharmacology of the American Psychological Association in 1991. He was awarded the Centennial Award for Early Career Contribution to the Science Directorate in 1992; the Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Professional Psychology in 1992 and the NIDA Research Scientist Development Award "Behavioral Pharmacology and Toxicology of Abused Inhalants" by NIH in 1987.

After the serendipitous discovery of chemicals of potential clinical utility in a research program on smoked drugs of abuse, Dr. Wood has directed his efforts to urogynecologic disorders, including voiding dysfunction and pelvic pain. The goal is to refine our understanding of voiding dysfunction and to identify new ways to diagnose and treat these diseases.

Dr. Wood has several patents:
* R.W. Wood, et al. Anhydroecgonine compounds and their use as anticholinergic agents.
US Patent No. 5,552,407. Sept 3, 1996;
US Patent 5,821,249, October 13, 1998.
* R.W. Wood. Antimuscarinic compounds and methods for treatment of bladder diseases.
US 6,482,837, Nov. 19, 2002 http://hdl.handle.net/1802/252

Awards & Honors (National)

Best Scientific Paper: D. Golijanin, et al. | 24th World Congress of Endourology | Cleveland Ohio 2006 - 2006
Centennial Award for Early Career Contribution to the Science Directorate | American Psychological Association 1992
Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Professional Psychology | American Psychological Association 1992

Awards & Honors (Local)

NIDA Research Scientist Development Award | National Institute on Drug Abuse (K02-DA00117) 1987 - 1992

Patents

Quaternary Antimuscarinic Compounds for the Treatment of Bladder Diseases

United States Serial NO.: 10/542,501
Filed Date: January 15, 2004
Title: Quaternary Antimuscarinic Compounds for the Treatment of Bladder Diseases
Invented by: Ronald Wood
Evaluation of Hepatobiliary Structure and Function with Indocyanin Green Near Infrared Imaging Technologies

United States Serial NO.: 11/868,432
Filed Date: October 5, 2007
Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Hepatobiliary Structures
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Ronald Wood, Jay Reeder
Indocyanine Green Near Infrared Fluorescence Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors Facilitates Radical And Partial Nephrectomy Procedures

United States Serial NO.: 11/836,737
Filed Date: August 9, 2007
Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Ronald Wood, Edward Messing
Indocyanine Green Near Infrared Fluorescence Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors Facilitates Radical And Partial Nephrectomy Procedures

United States Serial NO.:
Filed Date: January 1, 1899
Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Ronald Wood, Edward Messing
0Intraopertive Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) Detection Using Near Infrared Fluorescense (NIRF) after Intravesical Indocyanine Green (ICG) Administration in Patients with Bladder Cancer

United States Serial NO.: 11/775,037
Filed Date: July 9, 2007
Title: Pre- and Intra-Operative Imaging of Bladder Cancer
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Edward Messing, Aimee Johnson Henry, Jay Reeder, Ronald Wood
Increasing Lymphatic Transport with PDE-5 Antagonists

United States Serial NO.: 14/378,764
Filed Date: February 11, 2013
Title: Methods of Increasing Lymphatic Transport
Invented by: Echoe Bouta, Ronald Wood, Edward Schwarz

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Aug 25
Nicholson TM, Moses MA, Uchtmann KS, Keil KP, Bjorling DE, Vezina CM, Wood RW, Ricke WA. "Estrogen receptor-alpha is a key mediator and therapeutic target for bladder complications of benign prostatic hyperplasia." The Journal of urology. 2014 Aug 25; Epub 2014 Aug 25.
2014 Mar 15
Bouta EM, Wood RW, Brown EB, Rahimi H, Ritchlin CT, Schwarz EM. "In vivo quantification of lymph viscosity and pressure in lymphatic vessels and draining lymph nodes of arthritic joints in mice." The Journal of physiology. 2014 Mar 15; 592(Pt 6):1213-23. Epub 2014 Jan 13.
2014 Mar
Shi J, Liang Q, Zuscik M, Shen J, Chen D, Xu H, Wang YJ, Chen Y, Wood RW, Li J, Boyce BF, Xing L. "Distribution and alteration of lymphatic vessels in knee joints of normal and osteoarthritic mice." Arthritis & rheumatology. 2014 Mar; 66(3):657-66.
2013 Oct
Lai KP, Huang CK, Fang LY, Izumi K, Lo CW, Wood R, Kindblom J, Yeh S, Chang C. "Targeting stromal androgen receptor suppresses prolactin-driven benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)." Molecular endocrinology. 2013 Oct; 27(10):1617-31. Epub 2013 Jul 26.
2013 Jan
Li J, Ju Y, Bouta EM, Xing L, Wood RW, Kuzin I, Bottaro A, Ritchlin CT, Schwarz EM. "Efficacy of B cell depletion therapy for murine joint arthritis flare is associated with increased lymphatic flow." Arthritis and rheumatism. 2013 Jan; 65(1):130-8.

Current Appointments

Research Associate Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD) - Primary
Research Associate Professor - Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy (SMD)
Research Associate Professor - Department of Urology (SMD)

Education

PhD | Psychology, All Other | University of Rochester1974
MA | Psychology, All Other | University of Rochester1974
BA | Psychology, All Other | Grinnell College1968

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Behavioral Pharmacology and Toxicology; Department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1977