Dr. Jeffrey W. Smith of the SBP Medical Discovery Institute Joins the Center for Nanomedicine

August 01, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new member of the CNM and our second inter-institutional adjunct professorial position.  Dr. Jeffrey W. Smith, a world expert in protein proteolysis in health and disease has joined the CNM effective August 1, 2015.  “We are delighted to have Jeff among our faculty, he is an exceptional biomedical researcher and a key collaborator in many of the ongoing CNM research projects at UCSB.”  Said Dr. Jamey Marth, director of the CNM.  Dr. Smith is a senior faculty member of the Sanford-Burnham Prebys (SBP) Medical Discovery Institute.  “I am pleased to join the CNM, it is an exceptional team of biomedical scientists working at the forefront of understanding and treating diseases that affect millions of humans.  Our collaborative work in sepsis research for example, is leading to new discoveries that are transforming our understanding of this deadly syndrome.  I am also excited to contribute to CNM projects on diabetes, inflammatory bowel diseases, and autoimmune diseases.  In addition, the magnificent research of Dr. Erkki Ruoslahti, co-founder of the CNM, is leading the way to new and more effective nanoparticle-based treatments of cancer.  The CNM represents a unique and successful combination of technologically inclined and biomedically relevant research, and is an unparalleled research institute at UCSB.”