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Faculty Profile

Dr. Jeff Woods

Jeffrey Woods

Mottier Family Professor in the College of Applied Health Sciences

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Ph.D. Exercise Science

University of South Carolina




Exercise Immunology and Microbe Group

Curriculum Vitae:
Woods CV.pdf

I received a B.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.S. from Springfield College (MA), and a doctorate from the University of South Carolina at Columbia  all  in  the  area  of  kinesiology/exercise  science.  I  also  completed  a  post-doctoral  fellowship  at  the  Minneapolis  Medical  Research  Foundation  in  the  area  of neuroimmunology.  I am currently a Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health with  additional  appointments  in  the  Division  of  Nutritional  Sciences  and the Carle-Illinois  College of  Medicine  at  the  University  of  Illinois  at  Urbana/Champaign. My expertise are in exercise physiology, and more specifically the effects of exercise on the immune system, the gut microbiome, and aging. I have mentored 30 graduate students, 2 post-doctoral fellows, and have received campus recognition for guiding undergraduate research. I have authored over 130 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles  and  have  been  a  Principal or  Co-Investigator  on >$22  million of  funded federal and industry sponsored research.