Darren G. Woodside, PhD

Darren Woodside, Ph.D., is an Associate Director of the Molecular Cardiology Research Laboratories at THI. Previous positions included 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. 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. 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

Education

  • 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

Publications

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Dr. Emerson Perin to be honored at 18th Annual Texas Update in Cardiovascular Advancements

Over the past decade, physicians and scientists have worked diligently to find ways to combat the various physiological and behavioral...

Published in Scientific REPORTS (2018) Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Atherosclerotic Plaque at Clinically Relevant Field Strengths (1T) by Targeting the Integrin α4β1. Woodside DG, Tanifum EA, Ghaghada KB, Biediger RJ, Caivano AR, Starosolski ZA, Khounlo S, Bhayana S, Abbasi S, Craft JW Jr, Maxwell DS, Patel C, Stupin IV, Bakthavatsalam D, Market RV, Willerson JT, Dixon RAF, Vanderslice P, Annapragada AV. Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 27;8(1):3733.

THI Researchers Introduce Method for Earlier Identification of Patients at High Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke Due to Inflamed Arterial Plaque

Researchers in the Department of Molecular Cardiology at the Texas Heart Institute (THI), in collaboration with investigators at Texas Children’s...