Dr. Heidi Wood
  Lecturer, Department of Medical Microbiology
Chief, Rabies, Rickettsia and Related Zoonotic Diseases, Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens, National Microbiology Laboratory

Degrees: PhD ( Manitoba , 2004), BSc ( Manitoba , 1997)

Mailing Address: Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, 1015 Arlington Street, Winnipeg , MB , R3E 3R3

Tel: (204) 789-6097Fax: (204) 789-2140

E-mail: heidi.wood@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Research Interests:
Applied and basic research involving rickettsial species and Coxiella burnetii ; molecular mechanisms of virulence of rickettsial species

Recent Publications:

For a list of Dr. Wood's PubMed articles, please click here

  1. Tinmouth, J., M. W. Gilmour, C. Kovacs, R. Kropp, L. Mitterni, A. Rachlis, S. Richards, I. Salit, R. Sikri, G. R. Valencia, T. Wesson, T. Wong, and H. Wood. 2008. Is there a reservoir of sub-clinical lymphogranuloma venereum and non-LGV Chlamydia trachomatis infection in men who have sex with men? Int J STD AIDS 19: 805-9.

  2. Roshick, C., H. Wood, H. D. Caldwell, and G. McClarty. 2006. Comparison of gamma interferon-mediated antichlamydial defense mechanisms in human and mouse cells. Infect Immun 74: 225-38.

  3. Carlson, J. H., H. Wood, C. Roshick, H. D. Caldwell, and G. McClarty. 2006. In vivo and in vitro studies of Chlamydia trachomatis TrpR:DNA interactions. Mol Microbiol 59: 1678-91.

  4. Nelson, D. E., D. P. Virok, H. Wood, C. Roshick, R. M. Johnson, W. M. Whitmire, D. D. Crane, O. Steele-Mortimer, L. Kari, G. McClarty, and H. D. Caldwell. 2005. Chlamydial IFN-gamma immune evasion is linked to host infection tropism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102: 10658-63.

  5. Wood, H., C. Roshick, and G. McClarty. 2004. Tryptophan recycling is responsible for the interferon-gamma resistance of Chlamydia psittaci GPIC in indoleamine dioxygenase-expressing host cells. Mol Microbiol 52: 903-16.

  6. Wood, H., C. Fehlner-Gardner, J. Berry, E. Fischer, B. Graham, T. Hackstadt, C. Roshick, and G. McClarty. 2003. Regulation of tryptophan synthase gene expression in Chlamydia trachomatis. Mol Microbiol 49: 1347-59.

  7. Caldwell, H. D., H. Wood, D. Crane, R. Bailey, R. B. Jones, D. Mabey, I. Maclean, Z. Mohammed, R. Peeling, C. Roshick, J. Schachter, A. W. Solomon, W. E. Stamm, R. J. Suchland, L. Taylor, S. K. West, T. C. Quinn, R. J. Belland, and G. McClarty. 2003. Polymorphisms in Chlamydia trachomatis tryptophan synthase genes differentiate between genital and ocular isolates. J Clin Invest 111: 1757-69.