Janet D. Smith, Ph.D.
ProfessorCourse Director of IFM Microscopic Anatomy and Departmental Director of Medical Education
Smith received her BS in Biology from Bucknell University in 1967 and her
Ph.D. from Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in 1973.
Her thesis research compared the replication cycles of human
cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus in tissue culture systems. She
completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Sloan-Kettering Institute for
Cancer Research, where her work focused on the replication of Friend
leukemia virus. In 1973 she joined the faculty of the Department of
Anatomy at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and is currently a Professor.
Dr. Smith has done sabbatical studies at Cambridge University (Cambridge, England), where she was involved in cloning the genome of human cytomegalovirus. Now a full time educator, she teaches Microscopic Anatomy and Gross Anatomy in the IFM and PIL curricular tracks, and is the director of the IFM course in Microscopic Anatomy.