Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research
Luther Chair in Pulmonary Medicine and Professor, Pulmonary Medicine and Radiology
Dr. Woods’ research interests lie at the intersection of hyperpolarized-gases, Pulmonary Medicine, and Radiology; this research involves multiple projects where MRI is used to measure regional lung function, microstructure and physiology. He began his career at Washington University, where he helped lead multiple team projects related to lung imaging, lung biology, and minimally-invasive image-guided interventions for COPD. Interests in both world-class science and higher education led him to pursue simultaneous roles as a professor and academic dean, when he became program director for a MARC (T34) training program. As the current Director of the CPIR, he is currently applying these new technologies to pediatric populations and diseases that range from bronchopulmonary dysplasia to severe asthma and cystic fibrosis to rare-lung disorders.