Professor Will Wood received a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from University College London before moving to Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal, to work as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2006 he started his own research laboratory in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Bath (UK) as a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow and later as a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow. In April 2014 he moved to the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK where his lab investigates the molecular mechanisms that underlie Drosophila macrophage migration in vivo. He is particularly interested in how these immune cells prioritise competing cues such as damage signals released from wounds and 'eat me' signals arising from apoptotic corpses as well as the guidance cues that direct their developmental dispersal during embryogenesis.
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