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Dr. Elizabeth Woodhouse

Elizabeth Woodhouse, Ph.D.

Program Director
Division of Cancer Biology (DCB)

Dr. Elizabeth Woodhouse has expertise in extracellular vesicles, extracellular matrix, cell adhesion, angiogenesis, and cancer cell migration. She manages a grant portfolio focusing on tumor microenvironment dynamics that facilitate co-organization and regulation of early lesion indolence/ aggressiveness, tumor progression, and response to cancer therapy.  ​

She is excited about the growing interest in the complex tumor microenvironment, in particular the role of heterogeneous stromal cell types-tumor interplay at different stages of tumorigenesis.​

Along with her work in DCB, Dr. Woodhouse is also a member of the Trans-NIH Lymphatic Coordinating Committee, and the Federal Working Group on Bone Diseases. 


Research Programs

Dr. Woodhouse also co-leads an NCI cooperative agreement program and is involved in an NCI research program:



Prior to her work at DCB, Dr. Woodhouse performed research in the area of cell migration, invasion, and metastasis using Drosophila genetics as well as human cancer-focused studies.

She chose to join the division because of opportunities to be exposed to diverse scientific areas.  As a Program Director, she leverages her background in basic cancer biology towards promoting novel areas of tumor biology and tumor microenvironment research.​



  • Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, John Hopkins University 
  • B.S., Biology, Bard College