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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 2014 Brostoff T, Dela Cruz FN, Church ME, Woolard KD, Pesavento PA The raccoon polyomavirus genome and tumor antigen transcription are stable and abundant in neuroglial tumors Journal of virology,
  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 2014 Chudnovsky Y, Kim D, Zheng S, Whyte WA, Bansal M, Bray MA, Gopal S, Theisen MA, Bilodeau S, Thiru P, Muffat J, Yilmaz OH, Mitalipova M, Woolard K, Lee J, Nishimura R, Sakata N, Fine HA, Carpenter AE, Silver SJ, Verhaak RG, Califano A, Young RA, Ligon KL, Mellinghoff IK, Root DE, Sabatini DM, Hahn WC, Chheda MG ZFHX4 Interacts with the NuRD Core Member CHD4 and Regulates the Glioblastoma Tumor-Initiating Cell State. Cell Rep,
  • Link Icon 2012 Ene CI, Edwards L, Riddick G, Baysan M, Woolard K, Kotilarova S, Cam M, Walling J, Zhou M, Stevenson H, Mazur S, Kim HS, Killian K, Veenstra T, Appella E, Bailey R, Song H, Zhang W, Fine HA Histone Demethylase Jumonji D3 (JMJD3) as a Tumor Suppressor by Regulating p53 Protein Nuclear Stabilization PLoS One,
  • Link Icon 2012 Kim HS, Woolard K, Lai C, Bauer PO, Lee J, Li A, Song H, Zhang W, Fine HA Gliomagenesis arising from Pten and Ink4a/Arf deficient neural progenitor cells is mediated by the p53-Fbxw7/Cdc4 pathway, which controls c-Myc Cancer Res,
  • Link Icon 2012 Morgan R, Johnson LA, Davis JA, Woolard K, Zheng Z, Feldman SA, Kuan CT, Nachimuthu C, Burns WR, Frankel TL, Fine HA, Rosenberg SA Recognition of glioma stem cells by genetically modified T cells targeting EGFRvIII and development of adoptive cell therapy for glioblastoma Human Gene Therapy,
  • 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,