Levi Wood




Associate Professor
Primary School/Department: 
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Office Location: 
IBB 3303
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Keywords:

Vasculature, microfluidics, inflammation, systems biology, Alzheimer's disease, inflammatory bowel disease

Research Affiliations:

Research Center Affiliations: 
Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing (MC3M)
Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM)

Research Areas:

Research Areas: 
Regenerative Medicine
Systems Biology

Research Interests:

Our research focuses on applying systems analysis approaches and engineering tools to identify novel clinical therapeutic targets for complex diseases. It is challenging to develop new treatments for these diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), because they do not have a single genetic cause and they simultaneously present broad physiologic changes. By combining novel engineered in vitro platforms, mouse models, and multivariate computational systems analysis, we will be able to 1) capture a holistic systems-level understanding of complex diseases, and 2) isolate specific mechanisms driving disease. The ultimate goal of our laboratory is to use these tools to identify new mechanisms driving disease onset and progression that will translate to effective therapeutic strategies.