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Biographical Sketch: Ward Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Smith
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Ward Smith, Ph.D., is chief of the Structural Genomics and Proteomics Technology Branch in the NIGMS Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics, where his responsibilities include directing the NIGMS Protein Structure Initiative.  Prior to joining NIGMS, he was a protein crystallographer in the Biosciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory. Smith earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from the University of Michigan. He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Smith is a media contact for the protein structure initiative and structural genomics. To arrange a media interview with him, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at 301-496-7301.

To contact Ward Smith, send e-mail to or call 301-594-0828.

This page last reviewed on September 08, 2014