Dr. Troy D. Wood
Biodefense; Chemical profiling
Summary of Recent Relevant Research:
The Wood groupís research efforts in Extreme Events are related to detection and classification of bacterial infectious agents using chemical markers that provide a molecular fingerprint of the agent(s) responsible. This characterization uses sensitive mass spectrometric techniques to characterize both volatile organic compounds (VOC) produced from bacterial metabolism, as well as intrinsic "biomarkers" representative of individual bacterial species. As a consequence, our research represents an interdisciplinary collaborative effort with CUBRC and the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics at the University at Buffalo.