Michael J. Smerdon

Regents Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Washington State University
School of Molecular Biosciences
Biotechnology Life Sciences Building
1770 Stadium Way
Pullman, WA 99164-7520

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B.A., Physics and Mathematics, St. Cloud State University, 1970
M.S., Physics, Oregon State University, 1972
Ph.D., Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oregon State University, 1976
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine, 1976-78

Major Research Interests:
  1. DNA damage and repair in eukaryotes
  2. Chromatin structure and function
  3. Carcinogenesis, cancer prevention and treatment

Awards and Fellowships:
  • Washington State Academy of Sciences (2013)
  • Eminent Faculty Award, Washington State University (2012)
  • Fellow of the AAAS (2010)
  • Regents Professor, Washington State University (2006)
  • Science and Engineering Alumni Leadership Award, St. Cloud State University (2003)
  • NIH MERIT Award (2001-present)
  • Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics (2001-2004)
  • Distinguished Faculty Address, Washington State University (2000)
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Division of Sciences, Washington State University (1999)
  • Elected to the Editorial Board of The Journal Biological Chemistry (1998)
  • Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award, Washington State University (1997)
  • Guest Professor, Institute fur Zellbiologie, Eidgenossishe Technishe Hochschule (ETH) (1986 and 1995)
  • Chairman of 1995 Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian DNA Repair Mechanisms
  • NIH Research Career Development Award (1982-1987)
  • NIH-NIEHS Young Environmental Scientist Grant Award (1978-1981)

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