BenU Faculty since 2004          
Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center (2004)
B.S., Benedictine University (1998)

Courses Taught
Genetics, rDNA Lab, Neurobiology and Cell/Molecular Biology Lab

Research Areas
Aging, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Drosophila, RNA Processing

Peer-Reviewed Publications  Undergraduate students are underlined.

  1. G. Garber, L.A. Smith, R.A. Reenan, and B. Rogina.  “Effect of sodium channel abundance on Drosophila, development, reproductive capacity and aging.” Fly 6(1):2012: 57-67.
  2. Lee Ann Smith, Ishtiaq Habib, Stephanie Shirkey, Brian Talon, Alexander Milne, and Jeremy Nadolski. “Sexual dimorphism in the effect of a taurine supplemented diet on life span in adult Drosophila melanogaster.”  International Journal of Zoological Research. (2011). 7(1):34-48. DOI:10.3923/ijzr.2011.
  3.   Jeremy Nadolski and Lee Ann Smith. “Combining Efforts to Encourage Student Research in Collaborative Quantitative Fields.” PRIMUS (Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies) (2010). 20(3): 228-44.
  4.   L. Smith, J. Gross, and D.K. Morest . “Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) in the cochlear nucleus of the adult mouse following acoustic overstimulation.”  Hearing Research 2002 Jul;169(1-2):1-12.

Additional Publications

  1. J. Nadolski, L. A. Smith and P. Marquez.  “Stalactite Plot for Outlier Detection in the Presence of a Computationally Singular Covariance Matrix.” 2007 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Section on Statistical Computing, [CD-ROM], Alexandria, VA; American Statistical Association.  Pages 1892-94.

Lee Ann Smith, Ph.D.

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