Dr. Smith received a B.S. in Biology from Bucknell University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Her thesis research compared the replication cycles of human cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus in tissue culture systems.
She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, where her work focused on the replication of Friend leukemia virus.
In 1973 she joined the faculty of the Department of Anatomy at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
She is currently a professor and full time educator at Drexel University College of Medicine.
She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including many Golden Apple Awards from medical students, the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Angelo Pinto Award for Basic Science Teaching.
Smith has done sabbatical studies at Cambridge University (Cambridge, England), where she was involved in cloning the genome of human cytomegalovirus.
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"2013 Golden Apple Awards"
(April 19, 2013)