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Larry R. Smith

Senior Vice President, Research


 Larry R. Smith, Ph.D., joined us as Executive Director, Vaccinology in September 2003, and was named Senior Vice President, Research in May 2017. Dr. Smith was Director of Viral Vaccines Research at Wyeth Vaccines, where he oversaw the immunogenicity testing of various viral vaccines including a number of recombinant viral vectors. Prior to joining Wyeth in 1996, Dr. Smith was a Scientific Investigator at Immune Response Corporation, where he identified autoreactive T cell targets in psoriasis and multiple sclerosis which led to the clinical testing of several therapeutic vaccine candidates. Dr. Smith received a B.S. degree in Biology from Purdue University, a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Immunology Department at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.

Research Interest

 Microbiology and Immunology

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