Debra Wood, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School

dwood@ncu.eduDebra Wood, PhD

Areas of Expertise

  • Life sciences
  • Neurosciences
  • Economics
  • Women’s health
  • Research methodologies


  • Ph.D., Georgia State University
  • M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology


Neuromodulation and Sensori-motor integration of courtship in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus 

Recent Publications

  • “Hsp70 and Hsp90 are differentially expressed in crayfish muscle and neurons after heat stress,
    Research and Reports in Biology (2013)
  • “Role of environment and sex differences in the development of autoimmune diseases: a roundtable meeting report,” Journal of Women’s Health (2013)
  • “Hormonal modulation of two coordinated motor patterns,” Journal of Neurophysiology (2010)

Selected Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Biology, Case Western Reserve University                                 
  • Principal Investigator and Graduate Coordinator, DoED GAANN fellowships Graduate Program
  • Invited Faculty, Neural Systems & Behavior Course at Marine Biological Laboratory
  • Post-doctoral Associate, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine                      
  • JPSP Visiting Scientist, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan