Thomas Wood

Affiliate Researcher
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.

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Recent Publications

Phage-Defense Systems Are Unlikely to Cause Cell Suicide

Fernández-García, L. & Wood, T. K., Sep 2023, In: Viruses. 15, 9, 1795.

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Ribosome inactivation by Escherichia coli GTPase RsgA inhibits T4 phage

Fernández-García, L., Tomás, M. & Wood, T. K., 2023, In: Frontiers in Microbiology. 14, 1242163.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Exoprotease exploitation and social cheating in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa environmental lysogenic strain with a noncanonical quorum sensing system

Huelgas-Mendez, D., Cazares, D., Alcaraz, L. D., Ceapã, C. D., Cocotl-Yañez, M., Shotaro, T., Maeda, T., Fernández-Presas, A. M., Tostado-Islas, O., González-Vadillo, A. L., Limones-Martínez, A., Hernandez-Cuevas, C. E., González-García, K., Jimenez-García, L. F., Martínez, R. L., Santos-López, C. S., Husain, F. M., Khan, A., Arshad, M., Kokila, K., & 2 othersWood, T. K. & García-Contreras, R., Sep 1 2023, In: FEMS microbiology ecology. 99, 9, fiad086.

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Purine metabolism regulates Vibrio splendidus persistence associated with protein aggresome formation and intracellular tetracycline efflux

Li, Y., Wood, T. K., Zhang, W. & Li, C., 2023, In: Frontiers in Microbiology. 14, 1127018.

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Heat shock potentiates aminoglycosides against gram-negative bacteria by enhancing antibiotic uptake, protein aggregation, and ROS

Lv, B., Huang, X., Lijia, C., Ma, Y., Bian, M., Li, Z., Duan, J., Zhou, F., Yang, B., Qie, X., Song, Y., Wood, T. K. & Fu, X., Mar 21 2023, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 120, 12, e2217254120.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Converting methane into electricity and higher-value chemicals at scale via anaerobic microbial fuel cells

Wood, T. K., Gurgan, I., Howley, E. T. & Riedel-Kruse, I. H., Dec 2023, In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 188, 113749.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

The role of PemIK (PemK/PemI) type II TA system from Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical strains in lytic phage infection

Bleriot, I., Blasco, L., Pacios, O., Fernández-García, L., Ambroa, A., López, M., Ortiz-Cartagena, C., Cuenca, F. F., Oteo-Iglesias, J., Pascual, Á., Martínez-Martínez, L., Domingo-Calap, P., Wood, T. K. & Tomás, M., Dec 2022, In: Scientific reports. 12, 1, 4488.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

What are the options for treating infections by persister-forming pathogens?

Fernández-García, L., Muthami, J. M., Tomas, M. & Wood, T. K., Oct 2022, In: Environmental microbiology. 24, 10, p. 4500-4504 5 p.

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Emerging applications of bacteria as antitumor agents

Kalia, V. C., Patel, S. K. S., Cho, B. K., Wood, T. K. & Lee, J. K., Nov 2022, In: Seminars in Cancer Biology. 86, p. 1014-1025 12 p.

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What is the fate of the biofilm matrix?

Muthami, J. M., Fernández-García, L., Tomás, M. & Wood, T. K., Oct 2022, In: Environmental microbiology. 24, 10, p. 4495-4499 5 p.

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CRISPR-Cas Controls Cryptic Prophages

Song, S., Semenova, E., Severinov, K., Fernández-García, L., Benedik, M. J., Maeda, T. & Wood, T. K., Dec 2022, In: International journal of molecular sciences. 23, 24, 16195.

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Manipulating indole symbiont signalling

Song, S. & Wood, T. K., Oct 2022, In: Environmental Microbiology Reports.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

Mobile genetic elements used by competing coral microbial populations increase genomic plasticity

Wang, P., Zhao, Y., Wang, W., Lin, S., Tang, K., Liu, T., Wood, T. K. & Wang, X., Sep 2022, In: ISME Journal. 16, 9, p. 2220-2229 10 p.

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The secret lives of single cells

Wood, T. K., Jan 2022, In: Microbial Biotechnology. 15, 1, p. 13-17 5 p.

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Vibrio splendidus persister cells induced by host coelomic fluids show a similar phenotype to antibiotic-induced counterparts

Li, Y., Wood, T. K., Zhang, W. & Li, C., Sep 2021, In: Environmental microbiology. 23, 9, p. 5605-5620 16 p.

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