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Ian Woods

Associate Professor, Biology
Phone: 607-274-7052
Office: 160 Center for Natural Sciences
Speciality: Developmental Biology, Computational Biology


  • PhD Stanford University School of Medicine
             (Developmental Biology)
  • BA Stanford University (Music)
  • BS Stanford University (Biology)

My Research Summary

I study the development and function of the nervous system.  My research focuses on two areas: (1) somatosensory neurons that detect thermal, chemical, mechanical, and painful stimuli, and (2) neuromuscular circuitry involved in coordinated movement.  

 If you interested in conducting research in my lab see details in the link below:

Other Involvement:

Biochemistry Program faculty member

Honors Program faculty member

Neuroscience Minor, Advisor

Ithaca College offers a Neuroscience minor for those students interested in an interdisciplinary study of the nervous system.  The minor includes courses from several departments, including Biology, Psychology, and Exercise Science.  The minor includes both classwork and a research/practicum experience.

Pre-Health Sciences, Chair, Health Professions Advisory Committee

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Office Hours: Fall 2021

Tues/Thurs 12-1
via Zoom
or anytime on SLACK