Thomas Wood

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Titles and Affiliations
Biotechnology Endowed Chair and Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Summary

Research pursuits include understanding the genetic basis of biofilm formation to prevent disease and to utilize biofilms for beneficial biotransformations. Interested in utilizing bacteria for remediation, green chemistry and energy production. Rurrent p

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Recent Publications

Emerging applications of bacteria as antitumor agents

Kalia, V. C., Patel, S. K. S., Cho, B. K., Wood, T. K. & Lee, J. K., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Seminars in Cancer Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Persister cells form in the plant pathogen xanthomonas citri subsp. Citri under different stress conditions

Martins, P. M. M., Wood, T. K. & de Souza, A. A., Feb 2021, In: Microorganisms. 9, 2, p. 1-15 15 p., 384.

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Conjugative plasmid-encoded toxin–antitoxin system PrpT/PrpA directly controls plasmid copy number

Ni, S., Li, B., Tang, K., Yao, J., Wood, T. K., Wang, P. & Wang, X., Jan 26 2021, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 118, 4, e2011577118.

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Are we really studying persister cells?

Song, S. & Wood, T. K., Feb 2021, In: Environmental Microbiology Reports. 13, 1, p. 3-7 5 p.

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Mostly dead and all dead: response to ‘what do we mean by viability in terms of “viable but non-culturable cells”’

Song, S. & Wood, T. K., Jun 2021, In: Environmental Microbiology Reports. 13, 3, p. 253-254 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

The primary physiological roles of autoinducer 2 in escherichia coli is chemotaxis and biofilm formation

Song, S. & Wood, T. K., Feb 2021, In: Microorganisms. 9, 2, p. 1-6 6 p., 386.

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‘Viable but non-culturable cells’ are dead

Song, S. & Wood, T. K., May 2021, In: Environmental microbiology. 23, 5, p. 2335-2338 4 p.

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Waiting for Godot: response to ‘How dead is dead? Viable but non-culturable versus persister cells’

Song, S. & Wood, T. K., Jun 2021, In: Environmental Microbiology Reports. 13, 3, p. 246-247 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

Type VII Toxin/Antitoxin Classification System for Antitoxins that Enzymatically Neutralize Toxins

Wang, X., Yao, J., Sun, Y. C. & Wood, T. K., May 2021, In: Trends in Microbiology. 29, 5, p. 388-393 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Concerns with computational protein engineering programmes IPRO and OptMAVEn and metabolic pathway engineering programme optStoic

Wood, T. K., Feb 2 2021, In: Open biology. 11, 2, 200173.

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