Ian Woods

Ian Woods

Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Biochemistry
Faculty, Premed Option

Specialty:Developmental Biology, Computational Biology
Phone:(607) 274-7052
Office:160 Ctr for Natural Sciences
Ithaca, NY 14850


  • PhD Stanford University School of Medicine
             (Developmental Biology)
  • BA Stanford University (Music)
  • BS Stanford University (Biology)

My Research Summary

I use the zebrafish to study the development and function of the nervous system.  My research focuses on two areas: (1) somatosensory neurons that detect thermal, chemical, mechanical, and painful stimuli, and (2) the molecular basis of arousal and anxiety-like behaviors.  If you are interested in working in my lab, please see a more complete description of my work on the research page.


Other Involvement:

Biochemistry Program faculty member

Honors Program faculty member

Neuroscience Minor, Advisor

Ithaca College offers a Neuroscience minor for those students interested in an interdisciplinary study of the nervous system.  The minor includes courses from several departments, including Biology, Psychology, and Exercise Science.  The minor includes both classwork and a research/practicum experience.

Premedical Sciences, Chair, Health Professions Advisory Committee

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