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Wanli Smith, M.D., Ph.D.

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Director of the Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests: Parkinson’s Disease; Obesity; Alzheimer’s disease; Neuronal cell death and protein aggregation in neuropsychiatric conditions

Contact for Research Inquiries

600 N. Wolfe St. CMSC 8108
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Background

Titles

  • Director of the Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • M.D., Xi'an Medical University (China) (1991)
  • Ph.D., Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology (China) (1998)

Research & Publications

Lab

Dr. Smith lab is currently directed towards understanding the molecular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and other disorders such as obesity. Her research goal is to elucidate the molecular signaling pathways of these disorders, to identify potential therapeutic targets and to develop novel therapeutics. Dr. Smith welcomes the fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, who are interested in this research, to join her lab.

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