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Thomas Elijah Smith

Thomas Elijah Smith, American biochemist, educator. Sergeant United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Biochemistry amd Molecular Biology, American Chemical Society, Association Medical School Departments Biochemistry (president 1988-1989), Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Smith, Thomas Elijah was born on April 11, 1933 in North Augusta, South Carolina, United States. Son of Daniel Elijah and Hattie Pearl (Brown) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biology, Benedict College, 1953. Master of Science in Biochemistry, George Washington University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, George Washington University, 1962.

    Career

    • Chemist National Heart Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, 1953-1954, biochemist, 1956-1962. Postdoctoral fellow Washington University, St. Louis, 1962-1963. Research group leader Melpar, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia, 1963-1965.

      Senior scientist, then director, teaching professional Lawrence Livermore (California) Laboratory, 1965-1974. Consultant E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Wilmington, Delaware, 1972-1974. Associate professor University Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, 1974-1980, assistant dean, 1974-1976.

      Professor, chairman department biochemistry Howard University, Washington, since 1980. Member editorial board Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, since 1976. Member biochemistry study section National Institutes of Health, 1975-1979.

      Visiting committee Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980-1989. Member cellular and molecular basis of diseases review committee, board science counselors National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, since 1988. Member biochemistry test committee National Board Medical Examiners, since 1987.

    Works

    • Contributor research articles to science publications.

    Membership

    Sergeant United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Biochemistry amd Molecular Biology, American Chemical Society, Association Medical School Departments Biochemistry (president 1988-1989), Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Arrena McKoy, May 19, 1953. Children: Dwayne E., Denise Y.
    • father: Daniel Elijah Smith
    • mother: Hattie Pearl (Brown) Smith
    • spouse: Arrena McKoy
    • children: Dwayne E. Smith
    • Denise Y. Smith
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    Nationality
    • 1953
      Biology
    • 1959
      George Washington University
    • 1962
      George Washington University
    • 1953 - 1954
      Chemist, National Heart Institute
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      postdoctoral fellow, Washington University
    • 1963 - 1965
      research group leader, Melpar
      Falls Church, Virginia, United States
    • 1965 - 1974
      senior, scientist
    • 1965 - 1974
      then director, scientist
    • 1972 - 1974
      consultant, E.I. DuPont de Nemours
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 1974 - 1980
      associate, professor University Texas Health Science Center
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1980
      professor, department biochemistry Howard University
      Washington, United States
    • 1980
      chairman, department biochemistry Howard University
      Washington, United States
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