Clint Smith, PhD


Clint obtained his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in 2006. While at UCA he was engaged in undergraduate research on topics ranging from Tritonia diomedea (sea slug) movement to vitamin A metabolism. Clint then joined the laboratory of Dr. Rebecca Dutch at the University of Kentucky (UK) where he studied paramyxovirus membrane fusion. After obtaining his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 2011, Clint joined the Denison lab as a postdoctoral fellow. The primary focus of his research was to understand how coronaviruses use their diverse repertoire of nonstructural proteins to maintain the fidelity of their large RNA genomes. 

Clint is now Assistant Professor of Biology at The University of the South, Sewanee.