William F. Wood

Department of Chemistry, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521

Phone (707) 826-3109, E-mail wfw2@humboldt.edu

(Return to William F. Wood's Home Page)

 

Education

University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A. (1965).

University of California at Santa Barbara, Ph.D. (1968).

Experience

Professor of Chemistry, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (1976 to present).

Lecturer in Chemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (1976).

Research Scientist, The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya (1972-1975).

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University with Dr. Jerrold Meinwald (1971-1972).

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Oncology, University of Wisconsin, with Dr. C. Heidelberger (1969-1971).

Awards

Humboldt State University, Outstanding Professor Award (1993-1994); Phi Kappa Phi (FKF) Honor Society (1993); The Humboldt Medal (1994, 2001); Humboldt State University Commencement Address (1994); Humboldt State University Scholar of the Year (2001) and Convocation Speaker (2001).

Grants

NSF-ILI for NMR Spectrometer, $176,980 (1991); Research Corporation, $14,500 (1991-3); Darrel Nielson Institute, $20,000 (1983, 1987, 1995, 2000, 2001); and Humboldt State University - Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards, $13,995 (1988-2004).

Offices Held

Chair, Department of Chemistry, (1992-5, 1999, 2011); Board of Directors, Humboldt State University Foundation (1995-2000); Chair, Faculty Awards Committee (1994-5); Advisory Board for Research and Creative Activities (1992-94, 2001-3); Reviewer, J. Chemical Ecology, J. Chem. Ed., Biochem. Systematics and Ecol. (1990-present) and Humboldt County Science Fair Judge (1986-2001). Chair, University Faculty Promotion Committee 2004-5. Treasurer and elected member of the Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation (2004-2005).  Chair, Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation (2006-2007).

Patents

"Topical Antimicrobial Agents" William F. Wood, United States Patents, 5,604,262 and 5,610,196 (18 February and 11 March 1997); European Patent, EP 0 814 660 B1 (23 June 1999); German Patent No. 696 03 016.0.08 (23 June 1999); Austrian Patent Office No. E 181480 (13 August 1999); Danish Patent No. DK/EP 0814660 (22 November 1999), Spanish Patent Number 2 134 608 (23 June 1999) and Japanese Patent, 3055701 (14 April 2000).

 

Publications and Presentations

Professor Wood has published 96 chemistry articles in peer review journals, written 5 chemical reviews, and has given 27 scientific presentations and lectures. Some recent scholarly publications are listed below. [The asterisk (*) indicates a Humboldt State University student.]

"The maple syrup odour of the "candy cap" mushroom, Lactarius fragilis var. rubidus. "  William F. Wood , Jay A. Brandes *, Brian D. Foy *, Christopher G. Morgan *, Thierry D. Mann *, Darvin A. DeShazer*. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 43, 51–53 (2012).

"Banana slug antifeedant in the growing cane tips of Himalayan Berry Rubus armeniacus. " William F. Wood.  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 41, 126129 (2012).

 

"Chemical analysis of the defensive secretion from the western thatching ant, Formica obscuripes." Gloriane W. Faith*, Brian G. Solliers*, Rachel M. Feeny*, Warren J. L. Wood and William F. Wood. Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research 10, 15-17 (2011).

"2-Ethyl-3-methylpyrazine in the subauricular and median glands of pronghorn, Antilocapra americana. William F. Wood. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 39, 159-169 (2011).

"Volatile components from the mandibular glands of the turtle ants, Cephalotes alfaroi and C. cristatus." William F. Wood, Thuy-Tien Hoang*, Terrence P. McGlynn. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 39, 135-138 (2011).

"Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of Long-Chain 3,4-Epoxy-2-alkanones." William F. Wood. Scientia Pharmaceutica - The Austrian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science. 78, 745-751 (2010). doi:10.3797/scipharm.1009-02

"Antimicrobial activity of long-chain (E)-3-alken-2-ones."  William F. Wood, Aya Kubo, Tony B. Shaffer*.  Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 20, 1819­1820 (2010).

"Potential semiochemicals in urine from free ranging wolverines (Gulo gulo Pallas, 1780)." William F. Wood ,, Jeffrey P. Copeland , Richard E. Yates, Iman K. Horsey*, Lynne R. McGreevy*. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 37,  574-578 (2009).

 

"(2E,6Z)-2,6-Nonadienal a banana slug antifeedant from crushed leaves of Tolmiea menziesii and Disporum smithii." William F. Wood and Marshall Ligare*.  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 36, 875-76 (2008).

"Major volatile compounds from the anal gland of the long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata,  William F. Wood and Kelly P. Joest*, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 36, 36,588-589 (2008).

Volatile Antimicrobial Compounds in the Pelage of the Mexican Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida brasiliensis mexican." Wlliam F. Wood and Joseph M. Szewczak.  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology  35, 566-568 (2007).

"Changing volatile compounds from mycelium and sporocarp of American matsutake mushroom, Tricholoma magnivelare." William F. Wood, and Charles K. Lefevre.  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology  35, 634-636 (2007).

"Volatiles in the mandibular gland of Tetraponera penzigi: a plant ant of the whistling thorn acacia." William F. Wood, Todd M. Palmer and Maureen L. Stanton. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology  34, 536-538 (2006).

"Volatile compounds in shoulder gland secretions of male flying foxes, genus Pteropus (Pteropodidae, Chiroptera)," William F. Wood, Allyson Walsh, John Seyjagat, and Paul J. Weldon. Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung 60c,779-784 (2005).

"Volatile compounds from anal glands of the wolverine, Gulo gulo." William F. Wood, Miranda N. Terwilliger,* and Jeffrey P. Copeland. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31, 2111-2117 (2005).

"The defensive secretion of the millipede, Nearctodesmus salix (Polydesmida: Nearctodesmidae)." William F. Wood and Patrick Sorensen.* Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 33, 1077-1079 (2005).

"Comparison of mandibular gland volatiles from ants of the bull horn acacia, Acacia collinsii. William F. Wood. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 33, 651-658 (2005).

"Chemical Released from Host Acacia by Feeding Herbivores is Detected by Symbiotic Acacia-ants." William F. Wood and Brenda J. Wood. Caribbean Journal of Science, 40, 396-399 (2004).

"Headspace analysis identifies indole and 1-octen-3-ol as the "coal tar" odor of Tricholoma inamoenum." William F. Wood, David L. Largent and Terry W. Henkel. Mycological Progress 3(4): 325-328 (2004).

"Straight- and branched-chain fatty acids in the preorbital gland of sika deer, Cervus nippon." William F. Wood. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30,: 479-482 (2004)

"Clitolactone: A banana slug antifeedant from Clitocybe flaccida." William F. Wood, Thomas J. Clark, Debra E. Bradshaw,* Brian D. Foy,* David L. Largent, and Bradley L. Thompson.* Mycologia 96, 23-25 (2004).

"Volatile components in metatarsal glands of sika deer, Cervus nippon." William F. Wood. Journal of Chemical Ecology 29, 2729-2733 (2003).

"Indole and 3-chloroindole: The source of the disagreeable odor of Hygrophorus paupertinus." William F. Wood, Joshua Smith, Kjirsten Wayman and David L. Largent. Mycologia, 95, 807-808 (2003).

"Long-chain fatty acids in the anal gland of the red panda, Ailurus fulgens." William F. Wood, Gwen A. Dragoo, Michael J. Richard and Jerry W. Dragoo, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 31, 1057-1060 (2003).

"The scent of the reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)," William F. Wood and Paul J. Weldon, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 30, 913-917 (2002).

"Volatile components in defensive spray of the hooded skunk, Mephitis macroura." William F. Wood, Brian G. Sollers,* Gwen A. Dragoo and Jerry W. Dragoo, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 28, 1853-1858 (2002).

"Mass Spectrometry-Finding the Molecular Ion and What It Can Tell You: An Undergraduate Organic Laboratory Experiment," William F. Wood and Darin Price. The Chemical Educator 7, 226-232 (2002).

"A comparison of volatiles in mandibular glands from three Crematogaster ant symbionts of the whistling thorn acacia," William F. Wood, Todd M. Palmer and Maureen L. Stanton, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 30, 217-222 (2002).

"2-Pyrrolidinone, a putative alerting pheromone from rump glands of pronghorn, Antilocapra americana," William F. Wood, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 30, 361-363 (2002).

"1-Octen-3-ol, a banana slug antifeedant from mushrooms," William F. Wood, Cynthia L. Archer* and David L. Largent, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 29, 531-533 (2001).

"Antibacterial compounds in the interdigital glands of pronghorn, Antilocapra americana," William F. Wood, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 29, 417-419 (2001).

"Short-chain carboxylic acids from the anal glands of the binturong, Arctictis binturong (Viverridae, Mammalia)," Paul J. Weldon, Michael F. Gorra, William F. Wood, Biochemical Systematics And Ecology 28, 903-904 (2000).

"Buzonamine, a new alkaloid from the defensive secretion of the millipede, Buzonium crassipes," William F. Wood, Frederick J. Hanke, Isao Kubo, Jennifer A. Carroll and Phillip Crews, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 28, 305-312 (2000).

"Different volatile compounds from mycelium and sporocarp of Pleurotus ostreatus," William F. Wood, George R. Farquar*, And David L. Largent, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 28, 89-90 (2000).

"The History of Skunk Defensive Secretion Research," William F. Wood, The Chemical Educator, 4, 44-50 (1999).

"Benzaldehyde and benzyl alcohol, the odour compounds from Agaricus smithii" William F. Wood and David L. Largent, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 27, 521-522 (1999).

"2-Methylcarboxylic acids in the interdigital glands of whitetail deer, Odocoileus virginianus dacotensis" William F. Wood, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 27, 93-95 (1999)

"Phenol, the odour compound from Agaricus praeclaresquamosus" William F. Wood, Richard J. Watson* and David L. Largent, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 26, 793-794 (1998).

"Hexanoic acid and phenylacetaldehyde in the false truffle, Truncocolumella citrina," William F. Wood, Brian D. Foy* and David L. Largent, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 26, 589-591 (1998).

"Volatile compounds in interdigital glands of sable antelope and wildebeest William F. Wood, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 26, 367-369 (1998).

"Short-Chain Carboxylic Acids in Interdigital Glands of Gemsbok, Oryx gazella gazella" William F. Wood, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 25, 469-70 (1997).

"2-Methylbutanoic Acid and 2-Nonanone from the Metatarsal Glands of Impala, Aepyceros melampus" William F. Wood, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 25, 275 (1997).

"Ozonolysis Experiments using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: An Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Experiment," Charlene M. Rhoads,* George R. Farquar* and William F. Wood, Journal of Chemical Education, 74, 1220-1221 (1997).

"trans-Methyl Cinnamate: The Major Volatile from some Populations of the Liverwort, Conocephalum Conicum (L.) Dumort.," William F. Wood, William C. Lancaster, Christoph O. Fisher* And Raymond E. Stotler, Phytochemistry 42, 241-242 (1996).

"Volatile ketones from interdigital glands of black-tailed deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus," William F. Wood, Tony B. Shaffer* and Aya Kubo, Journal of Chemical Ecology 21, 1401-1408 (1995).

"(E)-3-Tridecen-2-one, an antibiotic from the interdigital glands of black-tailed deer Odocoileus hemionus columbianus," W. F. Wood, T. B. Shaffer* and A. Kubo, Experientia 51, 368-369 (1995).

"Volatile Components in Scent Gland Secretions of Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sp.)," William F. Wood, Joshua M. Parker* and Paul J. Weldon, Journal of Chemical Ecology 21, 213-219 (1995).

"trans-2-Nonenal, The Cucumber Odor of Mushrooms", William F. Wood, Mary Lou Brandes,* Richard L. Watson,* Ross L. Jones* and David L. Largent, Mycologia 86, 560-562 (1994)

"Volatile Components in Defensive Spray of the Hog-nosed Skunk, Conepatus mesoleucus" William F. Wood, Christoph O. Fisher* and Gary A. Graham, Journal of Chemical Ecology 19, 837-841 (1993).

"Preparation of 2-Aminobenzaldehyde: A Fragrant Component of Floral Odors", Brian D. Foy*, R. Allen Smudde* and William F. Wood, Journal of Chemical Education 70, 322 (1993).

"2-Aminobenzaldehyde: The Source of the 'Sweet Odor' of Hebeloma sacchariolens", William F. Wood, Mary Brownson* and R. Allen Smudde* and David L. Largent, Mycologia 84, 935-936 (1992).

"Corn Chip Aroma - A Classroom Demonstration on the Preparation of a Schiff Base," Antony T. Sartori* and William F. Wood, Journal of Chemical Education 69, 572 (1992)

"Preparation of Sucrose Octaacetate - Bitter-Tasting Compound", Thierry D. Mann*, James D. Mosher* and William F. Wood, Journal of Chemical Education 69, 668-669 (1992).

"Volatile Components In Defensive Spray of the Spotted Skunk, Spilogale putorius," William F. Wood, Christopher G. Morgan* and Alison Miller,* Journal of Chemical Ecology 17, 1415-1420 (1991).

"New Components in Defensive Secretion of the Striped Skunk, Mephitus mephitus." William F. Wood, Journal of Chemical Ecology 16, 2057-2065 (1990).

"The Odor of Agaricus augustus," William F. Wood, Richard L. Watson* and David L. Largent, Mycologia 82, 276-278 (1990).

"The Identity and Metabolic Fate of Volatiles Responsible for the Odor of Hydnellum suaveolens," William F. Wood, Darvin A. DeShazer* and David L. Largent, Mycologia 80, 252-255 (1988).

"Clitocine, A New Insecticidal Nucleoside From The Mushroom Clitocybe inversa," Isao Kubo, Mujo Kim, William F. Wood and Hideo Naoki, Tetrahedron Letters 27, 4277-4280 (1986)

Updated on 16 October 2012

Return to William F. Wood's Home Page