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Donald R Smith
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Distinguished Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
    • Institute of Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, 442
    • Physical Sciences Building 442
  • Mail Stop METX
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience

Summary of Expertise

Molecular, cellular, and organismal responses to metals. Neurotoxicology and therapeutic treatment of metal poisoning

Selected Publications


138 journal articles as of 2021. A Complete List of my Published Work can be found in MyBibliography: