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Wanli Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
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
- Director of the Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory
- Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Departments / Divisions
- M.D., Xi'an Medical University (China) (1991)
- Ph.D., Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology (China) (1998)
Research & Publications
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.
Contact for Research Inquiries
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