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university professor and research scientist

Hamilton Othanel Smith, American microbiologist, educator. Recipient Nobel prize in physiology/medicine, 1978; fellow John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1975-1976. Member of National Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Biological Chemists, American Society Microbiology.

Background

SMITH, Hamilton was born on August 23, 1931 in New York, United States. Son of Tommie Harkey and Bunnie Othanel Smith.

Education

University of Illinois, University of California at Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

Career

Intern Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, 1956-1957. Resident in medicine Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, 1959-1962. United States Public Health Service fellow department human genetics University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1962-1964, research associate, 1964-1967.

Assistant professor molecular biology and genetics Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore, 1967-1969, associate professor, 1969-1973, professor, 1973—1998. Scientist Celera Genomics Corporation, Rockville, 1998—2002. Scientific director synthetic biology & bioenergy J. Craig Venter Institute, since 2002.

Research associate Research Institute Molecular Pathology, Vienna, 1990—1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of National Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Biological Chemists, American Society Microbiology.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Piano, classical music.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Anne Bolton, May 25, 1957. Children: Joel, Barry, Dirk, Bryan, Kirsten.

father:
Tommie Harkey

mother:
Bunnie Othanel Smith

spouse:
Elizabeth Anne Bolton

child:
Joel Smith

child:
Barry Smith

child:
Dirk Smith

child:
Bryan Smith

child:
Kirsten Smith