William Wood

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William Wood obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He entered the field of chemical ecology as a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University with Jerrold Meinwald and Thomas Eisner.  After three years as a research scientist at The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya, he joined the Chemistry Department at Humboldt State University.  His current research in chemical ecology includes investigation of components in vertebrate skin gland secretions, arthropod defensive secretions and the odors of wild mushrooms and plants.