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

4323 VM3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 2235


Research Focus

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

Specialty Focus

Neuro-oncology, neuropathology, surgical oncology


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

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


Board Certification in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2011 Edwards LA, Woolard K, Son MJ, Li A, Lee H, Ene C, Mantey C, Maric D, Song H, Jensen R, Zhang W, Fine HA Effect of Brain- and Tumor-Derived Connective Tissue Growth Factor on Glioma Invasion J Natl Cancer Inst,
  • Link Icon 2009 Wei BR, Hoover SB, Ross MM, Zhou W, Meani F, Edwards JB, Spehalski EI, Risinger JI, Alvord WG, Quiñones OA, Belluco C, Martella L, Campagnutta E, Ravaggi A, Dai RM, Goldsmith PK, Woolard KD, Pecorelli S, Liotta LA, Petricoin EF, Simpson RM Serum S100A6 concentration predicts peritoneal tumor burden in mice with epithelial ovarian cancer and is associated with advanced stage in patients PLoS One,
  • Link Icon 2009 Miyaji M, Kortum RL, Surana R, Li W, Woolard KD, Simpson RM, Samelson LE, Sommers CL Genetic evidence for the role of Erk activation in a lymphoproliferative disease of mice Proc Natl Acad Sci USA,
  • Link Icon 2009 Woolard K, Fine HA Glioma stem cells: better flat than round Cell Stem Cell,
  • Link Icon 2009 Son MJ, Woolard K, Nam DH, Lee J, Fine HA SSEA-1 is an enrichment marker for tumor-initiating cells in human glioblastoma Cell Stem Cell,
  • Link Icon 2008 Lee J, Son MJ, Woolard K, Donin NM, Li A, Cheng CH, Kotliarova S, Kotliarov Y, Walling J, Ahn S, Kim M, Totonchy M, Cusack T, Ene C, Ma H, Su Q, Zenklusen JC, Zhang W, Maric D, Fine HA Epigenetic-mediated dysfunction of the bone morphogenetic protein pathway inhibits differentiation of glioblastoma-initiating cells Cancer cell,
  • Link Icon 2006 MacLean RA, Fatzinger MH, Woolard KD, Harms CA Clearance of a dermal Huffmanela sp. in a sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) using levamisole Dis Aquat Organ,