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  Lee Ann Smith, Ph.D.

   Professor, Biology, Department Chair, Biological Sciences

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.

Birck 320 | 630-829-6525


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William R. Law, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Dean's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Location:
Birck Hall Room 119