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Clinical Professors, Timothy Carl Wood, PhD, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Timothy Carl Wood, PhD

Director
Clinical Biochemical Genetics Laboratory
Greenwood Genetic Center

Contact: 864-941-8177 or tim@gg.org


Who is Dr. Wood?

Dr. Wood received his PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  From UAB, Dr. Wood moved to the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) and completed fellowships in clinical biochemical genetics and clinical molecular genetics, receiving certification in both laboratory specialties by the American Board of Medical Genetics.  After completing his training, Dr. Wood was named the Director of Clinical Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at GGC.  Dr. Wood has served on the College of American Pathologies/American College of Medical Genetics joint committee for molecular biochemical genetics.  Dr. Wood has served on the board of directors for the Southeastern Regional Genetics Group (SERGG), recently serving as president.  The focus of his work in the biochemical genetics laboratory at GGC is the diagnosis and treatof metabolism, especially those involving lysosomal storage disorders.  The mainment management of patients in South Carolina with an inborn error  collaboration with Clemson has focused on identifying novel biomarkers in children with autism to develop a laboratory based test for the condition.

For more information, see his Curriculum Vitae.

How Dr. Wood’s research is transforming health care

Dr. Wood’s laboratory focuses on the diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism through biochemical and/or molecular genetic testing.  In addition to their clinical testing, they perform a large volume of work in support of clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies. This work ranges from inclusion studies to the development of novel assays to assess treatment efficacy, especially for lysosomal storage disorders.  They are currently developing a clinical metabolomics program to identify novel biomarkers for genetic conditions.  This latter work has focused on the identification of novel biomarkers in children with autism which will hopefully lead to earlier diagnosis and the possibility of treatment.


Key Health Research Interest Areas

Lysosomal storage disorders, Biochemical genetics, Mass spectrometry, Newborn screening