Dr. Greg Smith was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics, effective August 12, 2021.
Dr. Smith earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from University of Vermont in 2011. He earned a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences-Toxicology from University of Connecticut in 2015. Dr. Smith served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Connecticut (2015-2016) followed by an appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Samir Kelada in the Department of Genetics at UNC Chapel Hill in 2016. During his graduate studies, Dr. Smith acquired and applied expertise investigating the mechanisms by which various inhaled toxicants affect respiratory tract biology and pulmonary function. He built a solid foundation in inhalation toxicology – both in engineering and analytical techniques used to generate and characterize inhalation exposures as well as biochemical, cytological, histological, and physiological techniques to measure respiratory responses to airborne agents. Dr. Smith has substantial experience developing systems for in vivo exposure to inhaled gases, irritant vapors, and vapor-particulate mixture atmospheres utilizing both the nose-only and whole-body exposure formats.