Concurrent Speaker :
David I. Smith, PhD
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
David I. Smith, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He is also the Chairman of the Technology Assessment Group for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. His laboratory works on two main projects. The first is the characterization of the common fragile sites, which are regions of profound genomic instability that are found in all individuals. The second project is to study the different roles that human papillomavirus plays in the development of different cancers. His group uses next generation sequencing and other advanced genomic technologies to address these two projects.