Dori Woods

Assistant Professor
Location: 134 MU (Mugar Life Science), Boston, MA 02111
The Woods Laboratory is interested in studying the role of mitochondria in normal and disease states, with a major emphasis on female reproductive function and health. The major research thrusts in the laboratory are centered on four main, and complementary, areas, including 1) cellular mechanisms underlying mitochondrial biogenesis and mitophagy;…

The Woods Laboratory is interested in studying the role of mitochondria in normal and disease states, with a major emphasis on female reproductive function and health. The major research thrusts in the laboratory are centered on four main, and complementary, areas, including 1) cellular mechanisms underlying mitochondrial biogenesis and mitophagy; 2) cancer research (chiefly ovarian cancer, including rare forms) and the alternate roles of mitochondria in promoting cancer cell survival; 3) the role of mitochondria in ovarian function, including ovarian somatic cells, female germ cells, and oocytes; and 4) the potential for stem cell contribution to ovarian function through regenerative therapeutic technologies.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Aging, Mitochondria, regenerative medicine, Reproductive biology, stem cell biology

Assistant Professor Woods in the news

Healthy aging: can we turn back time?

Northeastern researchers touched on that question this week in a series of talks that examined renewing tissue function, improving and restoring motor control, and the remarkable memory power of superagers.