Organizing Committee Member
David I Smith
David I Smith received his B.S. In Mathematics and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He then went on to get his Ph.D. In Biochemistry, also at the UW Madison in 1978. His first faculty position was at Wayne State University in Detroit. For the past 22 years he has been a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic. He is also the Chairman of the Technology Assessment Group for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. His laboratory studies genome inability and the common fragile sites and their role in cancer development. His laboratory also studies the different ways the human papillomavirus is involved in the development of different cancers. The tools that Dr. SmithÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s laboratory uses to address these questions is massively parallel next generation sequencing.
Current Projects :- Oropharyngeal cancer, Long noncoding RNA.