Kerry S. Smith, Ph.D..
Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry
Director, Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovations Center (EPIC)
Contact: 864-656-6935 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
News and media related to Dr. Smith’s research
- Cutting-edge center combats devastating diseases, Media Relations, 2014
- Clemson researcher gets nearly $950,000 for disease-causing microbe study, Media Relations, 2010
Health Research Expertise Keywords
Pathogens, Infectious Disease, Fungal Pathogenesis, Metabolism, Protein Structure-Function, Enzymes, Enzymology
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