Joe Smith, PhD

Joe Smith, PhD

Infectious Disease Research

Children's Title: Professor

Academic Title: Affiliate Professor, University of Washington

Research Center: Center for Global Infectious Disease Research

  • Joe Smith, PhD, is a professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research. He joined the center in 2002 to advance the mission to combat malaria through scientific discovery. Smith received his PhD in immunology from Washington University in St. Louis. He performed post-doctoral research in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, under the guidance of Dr. Louis H. Miller. Smith holds an affiliate faculty position in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington.


Research Description

The Smith Lab studies the biology of the Plasmodium malaria parasite during the blood stage. The main research interests of the lab are to characterize parasite-host binding interactions and to better understand malaria disease mechanisms.

Research Focus Area

Infectious Disease, Malaria, Systems Biology, Global Health, Immunology