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Ronald Wood

TitleResearch Associate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentObstetrics and Gynecology
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 668
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleResearch Associate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentNeurobiology and Anatomy

TitleResearch Associate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentUrology

 
 Awards And Honors
1987 - 1992NIDA Research Scientist Development Award  | National Institute on Drug Abuse (K02-DA00117)
1992     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
2006     Best Scientific Paper: D. Golijanin, et al.  | 24th World Congress of Endourology
 
 Overview
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

 
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  1. 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 Rheumatol. 2014 Mar; 66(3):657-66.
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  2. 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. J Physiol. 2014 Mar 15; 592(Pt 6):1213-23.
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  3. Hsu JW, Yin PN, Wood R, Messing J, Messing E, Lee YF. 1 alpha, 25-dihydroxylvitamin D3 promotes Bacillus Calmette-Guérin immunotherapy of bladder cancer. Oncotarget. 2013 Dec; 4(12):2397-406.
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  4. Bouta EM, Ju Y, Rahimi H, de Mesy-Bentley KL, Wood RW, Xing L, Schwarz EM. Power Doppler Ultrasound Phenotyping of Expanding versus Collapsed Popliteal Lymph Nodes in Murine Inflammatory Arthritis. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e73766.
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  5. 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 Rheum. 2013 Jan; 65(1):130-8.
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  6. Reeder JE, Byler TK, Foster DC, Landas SK, Okafor H, Stearns G, Wood RW, Zhang Y, Mayer RD. Polymorphism in the SCN9A Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Gene Associated With Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. Urology. 2013 Jan; 81(1):210.e1-4.
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  7. Nicholson TM, Ricke EA, Marker PC, Miano JM, Mayer RD, Timms BG, Vom Saal FS, Wood RW, Ricke WA. Testosterone and 17ß-estradiol induce glandular prostatic growth, bladder outlet obstruction, and voiding dysfunction in male mice. Endocrinology. 2012 Nov; 153(11):5556-65.
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  8. Byler TK, Leocadio D, Shapiro O, Bratslavsky G, Stodgell CJ, Wood RW, Messing EM, Reeder JE. Valproic acid decreases urothelial cancer cell proliferation and induces thrombospondin-1 expression. BMC Urol. 2012; 12:21.
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  9. Ju Y, Rahimi H, Li J, Wood RW, Xing L, Schwarz EM. Validation of 3-dimensional ultrasound versus magnetic resonance imaging quantification of popliteal lymph node volume as a biomarker of erosive inflammatory arthritis in mice. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Jun; 64(6):2048-50.
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  10. Tobis S, Knopf JK, Silvers CR, Marshall J, Cardin A, Wood RW, Reeder JE, Erturk E, Madeb R, Yao J, Singer EA, Rashid H, Wu G, Messing E, Golijanin D. Near infrared fluorescence imaging after intravenous indocyanine green: initial clinical experience with open partial nephrectomy for renal cortical tumors. Urology. 2012 Apr; 79(4):958-64.
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  11. Bouta EM, Wood RW, Perry SW, Brown EB, Ritchlin CT, Xing L, Schwarz EM. Measuring intranodal pressure and lymph viscosity to elucidate mechanisms of arthritic flare and therapeutic outcomes. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Dec; 1240:47-52.
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  12. Li J, Zhou Q, Wood RW, Kuzin I, Bottaro A, Ritchlin CT, Xing L, Schwarz EM. CD23(+)/CD21(hi) B-cell translocation and ipsilateral lymph node collapse is associated with asymmetric arthritic flare in TNF-Tg mice. Arthritis Res Ther. 2011; 13(4):R138.
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  13. Zhou Q, Guo R, Wood R, Boyce BF, Liang Q, Wang YJ, Schwarz EM, Xing L. Vascular endothelial growth factor C attenuates joint damage in chronic inflammatory arthritis by accelerating local lymphatic drainage in mice. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Aug; 63(8):2318-28.
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  14. Zhou Q, Wood R, Schwarz EM, Wang YJ, Xing L. Near-infrared lymphatic imaging demonstrates the dynamics of lymph flow and lymphangiogenesis during the acute versus chronic phases of arthritis in mice. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Jul; 62(7):1881-9.
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  15. Guo R, Zhou Q, Proulx ST, Wood R, Ji RC, Ritchlin CT, Pytowski B, Zhu Z, Wang YJ, Schwarz EM, Xing L. Inhibition of lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic drainage via vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3 blockade increases the severity of inflammation in a mouse model of chronic inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Sep; 60(9):2666-76.
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  16. McNanley AR, Johnson AM, Flynn MK, Wood RW, Kennedy SD, Reeder JE. Inherited pelvic organ prolapse in the mouse: preliminary evaluation of a new murine model. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009 Jan; 20(1):19-25.
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  17. Wood RW, Baggs RB, Schwarz EM, Messing EM. Initial observations of reduced uroflow in transgenic adenocarcinoma of murine prostate. Urology. 2006 Jun; 67(6):1324-8.
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  18. Johnson AM, Conover DL, Huang J, Messing EM, Ning R, O'Connell MJ, Rossi MA, Sun TT, Wood RW, Wu XR, Reeder JE. Early detection and measurement of urothelial tumors in mice. Urology. 2006 Jun; 67(6):1309-14.
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  19. Foster DC, Dworkin RH, Wood RW. Effects of intradermal foot and forearm capsaicin injections in normal and vulvodynia-afflicted women. Pain. 2005 Sep; 117(1-2):128-36.
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  20. Wood RW. Aversiveness of carbon dioxide. Lab Anim. 2005 Jul; 39(3):353-4.
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  21. Leung YY, Schwarz EM, Silvers CR, Messing EM, Wood RW. Uroflow in murine urethritis. Urology. 2004 Aug; 64(2):378-82.
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  22. Joseph J, Leung YY, Eichel L, Scheidweiler K, Erturk E, Wood R. Comparison of the Ti-knot device and Hem-o-lok clips with other devices commonly used for laparoscopic renal-artery ligation. J Endourol. 2004 Mar; 18(2):163-6.
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  23. Scheidweiler KB, Plessinger MA, Shojaie J, Wood RW, Kwong TC. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of methylecgonidine, a crack cocaine pyrolyzate. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2003 Dec; 307(3):1179-87.
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  24. Sessions A, Eichel L, Kassahun M, Messing EM, Schwarz E, Wood RW. Continuous bladder infusion methods for studying voiding function in the ambulatory mouse. Urology. 2002 Oct; 60(4):707-13.
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  25. Eichel L, Scheidweiler K, Kost J, Shojaie J, Schwarz E, Messing E, Wood R. Assessment of murine bladder permeability with fluorescein: validation with cyclophosphamide and protamine. Urology. 2001 Jul; 58(1):113-8.
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  26. Eichel LS, Sessions AE, Messing EM, Schwarz E, Wood RW. Continuous bladder infusion methods for studying voiding function in ambulatory mice. Urology. 2001 Jun; 57(6 Suppl 1):115.
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  27. Wood R, Eichel L, Messing EM, Schwarz E. Automated noninvasive measurement of cyclophosphamide-induced changes in murine voiding frequency and volume. J Urol. 2001 Feb; 165(2):653-9.
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  28. Scheidweiler KB, Shojaie J, Plessinger MA, Wood RW, Kwong TC. Stability of methylecgonidine and ecgonidine in sheep plasma in vitro. Clin Chem. 2000 Nov; 46(11):1787-95.
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  29. Wood RW, Graefe JF, Fang CP, Shojaie J, Chen LC, Willetts J. Generation of stable test atmospheres of cocaine base and its pyrolyzate, methylecgonidine, and demonstration of their biological activity. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1996 Oct; 55(2):237-48.
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  30. Wood RW, Shojaie J, Fang CP, Graefe JF. Methylecgonidine coats the crack particle. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1996 Jan; 53(1):57-66.
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  31. Asgharian B, Wood R, Schlesinger RB. Empirical modeling of particle deposition in the alveolar region of the lungs: a basis for interspecies extrapolation. Fundam Appl Toxicol. 1995 Sep; 27(2):232-8.
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  32. Wood RW, Cox C. A repeated measures approach to the detection of the acute behavioral effects of toluene at low concentrations. Fundam Appl Toxicol. 1995 May; 25(2):293-301.
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  33. el-Fawal HA, Wood RW. Airway smooth muscle relaxant effects of the cocaine pyrolysis product, methylecgonidine. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1995 Mar; 272(3):991-6.
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  34. Wood RW, Coleman JB. Behavioral evaluation of the irritant properties of formaldehyde. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 1995 Jan; 130(1):67-72.
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  35. Chen LC, Graefe JF, Shojaie J, Willetts J, Wood RW. Pulmonary effects of the cocaine pyrolysis product, methylecgonidine, in guinea pigs. Life Sci. 1995; 56(1):PL7-12.
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  36. Willetts J, Chen LC, Graefe JF, Wood RW. Effects of methylecgonidine on acetylcholine-induced bronchoconstriction and indicators of lung injury in guinea pigs. Life Sci. 1995; 57(15):PL225-30.
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  37. Graefe JF, Wood RW. Dealing with large data sets. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 1990 Sep-Oct; 12(5):449-54.
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  38. Wood RW, Colotla VA. Biphasic changes in mouse motor activity during exposure to toluene. Fundam Appl Toxicol. 1990 Jan; 14(1):6-14.
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  39. Wood RW. Animal models of drug self-administration by smoking. NIDA Res Monogr. 1990; 99:159-71.
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  40. Rees DC, Wood RW, Laties VG. Evidence of tolerance following repeated exposure to toluene in the rat. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1989 Jan; 32(1):283-91.
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  41. Merigan WH, Wood RW, Zehl D, Eskin TA. Carbon disulfide effects on the visual system. I. Visual thresholds and ophthalmoscopy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1988 Apr; 29(4):512-8.
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  42. Eskin TA, Merigan WH, Wood RW. Carbon disulfide effects on the visual system. II. Retinogeniculate degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1988 Apr; 29(4):519-27.
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  43. Snyder CA, Wood RW, Graefe JF, Bowers A, Magar K. "Crack smoke" is a respirable aerosol of cocaine base. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1988 Jan; 29(1):93-5.
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  44. Wood RW. The acute toxicity of nitrite inhalants. NIDA Res Monogr. 1988; 83:28-38.
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  45. Rees DC, Wood RW, Laties VG. Stimulus control and the development of behavioral tolerance to daily injections of d-amphetamine in the rat. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1987 Jan; 240(1):65-73.
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  46. Tepper JS, Weiss B, Wood RW. Alterations in behavior produced by inhaled ozone or ammonia. Fundam Appl Toxicol. 1985 Dec; 5(6 Pt 1):1110-8.
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  47. Rees DC, Wood RW, McCormick JP, Cox C. Toxicokinetics of toluene in the rat. Scand J Work Environ Health. 1985 Aug; 11(4):301-6.
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  48. Tepper JS, Wood RW. Behavioral evaluation of the irritating properties of ozone. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 1985 May; 78(3):404-11.
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  49. Rees DC, Wood RW, Laties VG. The roles of stimulus control and reinforcement frequency in modulating the behavioral effects of d-amphetamine in the rat. J Exp Anal Behav. 1985 Mar; 43(2):243-55.
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  50. Merigan WH, Wood RW, Zehl DN. Recent observations on the neurobehavioral toxicity of carbon disulfide. Neurotoxicology. 1985; 6(4):81-8.
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  51. Wood RW, Coleman JB, Schuler R, Cox C. Anticonvulsant and antipunishment effects of toluene. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1984 Aug; 230(2):407-12.
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  52. Wood RW, Rees DC, Laties VG. Behavioral effects of toluene are modulated by stimulus control. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 1983 May; 68(3):462-72.
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  53. Weiss B, Wood RW, Merigan WH. Toxicity evaluation needs the intact animal. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1983; 406:82-91.
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  54. Wood RW. Determinants of irritant; termination behavior. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 1981 Nov; 61(2):260-8.
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  55. Wood RW, Cox C. Acute oral toxicity of butyl nitrite. J Appl Toxicol. 1981 Feb; 1(1):30-1.
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  56. Wood RW. Neurobehavioral toxicity of carbon disulfide. Neurobehav Toxicol Teratol. 1981; 3(4):397-405.
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  57. Laties VG, Wood RW, Rees DC. Stimulus control and the effects of d-amphetamine in the rat. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1981; 75(3):277-82.
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  58. Wood RW, Warren PH, Weiss B. Attenuated aversiveness of electric shock during nitrous oxide exposure. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1980 Apr; 213(1):128-32.
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  59. Wood RW. Behavioral evaluation of sensory irritation evoked by ammonia. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 1979 Aug; 50(1):157-62.
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  60. Weiss B, Wood RW, Macys DA. Behavioral toxicology of carbon disulfide and toluene. Environ Health Perspect. 1979 Jun; 30:39-45.
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  61. Wood RW. Reinforcing properties of inhaled substances. Neurobehav Toxicol. 1979; 1 Suppl 1:67-72.
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  62. Wood RW. Stimulus properties of inhaled substances. Environ Health Perspect. 1978 Oct; 26:69-76.
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  63. Wood RW, Grubman J, Weiss B. Nitrous oxide self-administration by the squirrel monkey. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1977 Sep; 202(3):491-9.
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  64. Wood RW, Weiss AB, Weiss B. Hand tremor induced by industrial exposure to inorganic mercury. Arch Environ Health. 1973 May; 26(5):249-52.
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  65. Wood RW. A pole and leash handling system for primates. J Exp Anal Behav. 1969 Sep; 12(5):758.
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