Darren G. Woodside, PhD

Darren Woodside, Ph.D., is the Vice President for Research and Director of the Flow Cytometry and Imaging Core at the Texas Heart Institute. Show full bio

Dr. Woodside’s research centers around the role that cell adhesion plays in cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, and the development of novel means to identify and treat these diseases. Prior to assuming the position of Vice President, he served as Associate Director of the Molecular Cardiology Research Laboratories at THI and Associate Director of Drug Discovery at Encysive Pharmaceuticals. He was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Department of Immunology and was a post-doctoral fellow at The Scripps Research Institute.

He has authored numerous publications, served on Editorial Review Boards, and currently chairs the NIH Innovative Immunology Study Section.

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Texas Heart Institute Positions


  • Undergraduate:

    Queen's University at Kingston

  • Postgraduate:

    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

  • Fellowships:

    The Scripps Research Institute

Honors, Awards and Memberships


Recent News

Texas Heart Institute Molecular Cardiology Research Scientist Elected Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors

HOUSTON, TEXAS – (February 11, 2020) – The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 32 academic inventors to the...

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Texas Heart Institute Physician Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

HOUSTON, TEXAS – (December 3, 2019) Texas Heart Institute Research Program Director, Mehdi Razavi, MD, has been elected Fellow of the National Academy of...