Desmond J. Smith, M.D., Ph.D.


Desmond Smith’s first degree was in Physics from Oxford University, England. He went on to obtain a PhD from Cambridge University in Molecular Biology and a medical degree from Oxford University. After postgraduate medical training in the UK, Dr Smith went to Harvard University to do a postdoctoral fellowship in Drosophila genetics and another postdoc at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in mouse genetics. Dr Smith is currently a Professor at the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA.