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Faculty Scholar Kerry S. Smith, Ph.D. < at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Kerry S. Smith, Ph.D..

Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry
College Science
Director, Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovations Center (EPIC)

Contact: 864-656-6935 or kssmith@clemson.edu


Who is Dr. Smith?

Kerry Smith is a professor in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry. He also serves the director of EPIC, an interdisciplinary research cooperative that is on the forefront of biomedical research in eukaryotic pathogens, the causative agents of some of the most devastating diseases of humans. Kerry’s primary research interests include fungal pathogenesis, metabolism, protein structure-function, and enzymology. 

For more information, visit the EPIC Website or his Lab Website

How Dr. Smith’s research is transforming health care

Kerry is striving to transform the way Cryptococcus neogformans, the most frequent cause of fungal meningitis, is understood and treated. He is working to understand the role of acetate production and evolution in C. neoformans in metabolism and infection. 

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Pathogens, Infectious Disease, Fungal Pathogenesis, Metabolism, Protein Structure-Function, Enzymes, Enzymology