Joshua L. Hood, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

CTRB 411 502–852–8411


Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Kentucky (2004)

M.D., University of Kentucky (2006)

Residency, Clinical Pathology, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Areas and Projects

Translational design and implementation of biology inspired nanomedicine supported by biologic nanovesicle (exosome) investigations.  Exosome function and nanocarrier properties in the context of tumor angiogenesis and pre-metastatic niche formation are explored with a specific focus on melanoma.  Derivative projects include development of exosome based biomarkers for disease and nanomedicines to combat pathogenic exosomes and similarly structured viruses.