Biographical Sketch: Ward Smith, Ph.D.

Ward Smith, Ph.D., is chief of the Biomedical Technology Branch in the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences. He oversees grants in biomedical methods development and advises on grants and activities related to structural biology. Smith served as director of the NIGMS Protein Structure Initiative, which ended in July 2015.

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