Dr. Smith is chief of the Structural Genomics and Proteomics Technology Branch in the NIGMS Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics. His responsibilities include directing the Protein Structure Initiative, a network of research centers that are making protein structure determination faster, easier, cheaper and more useful to a broad range of scientists.
Prior to joining NIGMS, Smith was a protein crystallographer in the biosciences division at Argonne National Laboratory, where his research focused on the structure and function of biological macromolecules and structure-based drug design. Prior to that, he was an associate director in the department of structural biology at GlaxoSmithKline.
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