Dr. Laura DeLong Wood is an assistant professor of pathology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her area of expertise is cancer genome and DNA sequencing.
Dr. Wood received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary. She earned her M.D. and Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wood joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2013.
Her research interests include pancreatic cancer genome research, in which her goal is to find mutations, or errors in the DNA code, that are specific to the tumor and not present in normal DNA.
Dr. Wood is certified in anatomic pathology by the American Board of Pathology. She was recognized with the Seventh Annual AACR Team Science Award, as a member of a team of 20 scientists from Johns Hopkins, Emory University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The $50,000 award was given to honor the team’s impact on understanding fundamental genetic changes in pancreatic cancer.