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    Kevin Douglas Woolard- DVM, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

    4323 VM3A
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 2235
    kdwoolard@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    Comparative glioma biology, cancer stem cells, neural stem cells.

    Specialty Focus

    Neuro-oncology, neuropathology, surgical oncology

    Education

    1999 Biochemistry; Animal Science; Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
    2003 DVM , North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    2011 PhD Cell Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    2013 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Neuro-Oncology, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD

    Honors and Awards

    2010 NIH Nominee for Burroughs Welcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists
    2009 Canine Health Foundation Young Cancer Investigator’s Award for Basic Science
    2009 Second Place, Merck-Merial National Veterinary Scholars Symposium Young Investigator Award
    2008 Dr. Monica Menard Award For Excellence in Veterinary, Pathobiological Research, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
    2006 CL Davis Foundation Student Scholarship Award in Comparative Pathology
    2003 Pfizer Award for Outstanding Student in Veterinary Internal Medicine
    2003 Award for Outstanding Service in Veterinary Oncology, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
    1998 Phi Kappa Phi, North Carolina State University
    1998 Phi Beta Kappa, North Carolina State University

    Licenses

    Board Certification in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology

    Active Research Grants

    Principal Investigator, Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in Canine Degenerative Myelopathy, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health, UC Davis

    Co-Principal Investigator, Investigation of Tyrosinase Expression in Canine Melanoma, Kent (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health, UC Davis

    Principal Investigator, Contributions of disseminated glioma stem cells to tumor recurrence., (Principal Investigator), Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

    Co-Principal Investigator, Mesenchymal stem cells for canine inflammatory brain disease, Borjesson (Principal Investigator), CCAH

    Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluating BMI-1 as a target for treating canine gliomas, York (Principal Investigator), CCAH

    Principal Investigator, Identifying the role of bromodomain proteins in maintenance of CIMP-positive glioblastoma stem cells, (Principal Investigator), Murray B. Gardner Junior Faculty Research Award

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Kevin Douglas Woolard: BRD4 Is Associated with Raccoon Polyomavirus (RacPyV) Genome and Mediates Viral Gene Transcription and Maintenance of a Stem Cell State in Neuroglial Tumor Cells 2016 Church ME, Estrada M, Leutenegger CM, Dela Cruz FN, Pesavento PA, Woolard K BRD4 Is Associated with Raccoon Polyomavirus (RacPyV) Genome and Mediates Viral Gene Transcription and Maintenance of a Stem Cell State in Neuroglial Tumor Cells J Gen Virol ,
    • Kevin Douglas Woolard: Polyomavirus and Naturally Occuring Neuroglial Tumors in Raccoons (Procyon Lotor) 2016 Pesavento PA, Brostoff T, Church ME, Dela Cruz FN Jr, Woolard KD Polyomavirus and Naturally Occuring Neuroglial Tumors in Raccoons (Procyon Lotor) ILAR J,
    • Kevin Douglas Woolard: Exposure to raccoon polyomavirus (RacPyV) in free-ranging North American raccoons (Procyon lotor) 2016 Church ME, Dela Cruz FN Jr, Estrada M, Leutenegger CM, Pesavento PA, Woolard KD Exposure to raccoon polyomavirus (RacPyV) in free-ranging North American raccoons (Procyon lotor) Virology,
    • Kevin Douglas Woolard: Production of a recombinant capsid protein VP1 from a newly described polyomavirus (RacPyV) for downstream use in virus characterization 2016 Church ME, Dela Cruz FN, Kim K, Persiani M, Woods LW, Pesavento PA, Woolard KD Production of a recombinant capsid protein VP1 from a newly described polyomavirus (RacPyV) for downstream use in virus characterization Data Brief,
    • Kevin Douglas Woolard: Rapid tumor induction in zebrafish by TALEN-mediated somatic inactivation of the retinoblastoma1 tumor suppressor rb1 2015 Solin SL, Shive HR, Woolard KD, Essner JJ, McGrail M Rapid tumor induction in zebrafish by TALEN-mediated somatic inactivation of the retinoblastoma1 tumor suppressor rb1 Sci Rep,
    • Kevin Douglas Woolard: Characterization of the temporomandibular joint of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) 2015 McDonald M, Vapniarsky-Arzi N, Verstraete FJ, Staszyk C, Leale DM, Woolard KD, Arzi B Characterization of the temporomandibular joint of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) Arch Oral Biol,
    • Kevin Douglas Woolard: Identification of a polyomavirus microRNA highly expressed in tumors 2015 Chen CJ, Cox JE, Azarm KD, Wylie KN, Woolard KD, Pesavento PA, Sullivan CS Identification of a polyomavirus microRNA highly expressed in tumors Virology,
    • Kevin Douglas Woolard: The raccoon polyomavirus genome and tumor antigen transcription are stable and abundant in neuroglial tumors 2014 Brostoff T, Dela Cruz FN Jr, Church ME, Woolard KD, Pesavento PA The raccoon polyomavirus genome and tumor antigen transcription are stable and abundant in neuroglial tumors J Virol,
    • Kevin Douglas Woolard: Identification of molecular pathways facilitating glioma cell invasion in situ 2014 Nevo I, Woolard K, Cam M, Li A, Webster JD, Kotliarov Y, Kim HS, Ahn S, Walling J, Kotliarova S, Belova G, Song H, Bailey R, Zhang W, Fine HA Identification of molecular pathways facilitating glioma cell invasion in situ PLoS One,
    • Kevin Douglas Woolard: Micro-environment causes reversible changes in DNA methylation and mRNA expression profiles in patient-derived glioma stem cells 2014 Baysan M, Woolard K, Bozdag S, Riddick G, Kotliarova S, Cam MC, Belova GI, Ahn S, Zhang W, Song H, Walling J, Stevenson H, Meltzer P, Fine HA Micro-environment causes reversible changes in DNA methylation and mRNA expression profiles in patient-derived glioma stem cells PLoS One,