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===Contact Info===
===Contact Info===
Matt Smith
Matt Smith <br>
The Biodesign Institute
The Biodesign Institute
1001 S. McAllister Ave
1001 S. McAllister Ave

Revision as of 11:33, 6 January 2008

About Me

My current research adviser is Dr. John Chaput at The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University.

I'm in my final year of undergraduate study in biochemistry, and I'm looking for a lab to do graduate work in molecular biology, biochemistry, or biological engineering.

I learned about OpenWetWare from blogs and my colleagues, and I've joined because I am a student researcher in molecular biology, and would like to contribute to what I see as a new wave in scientific collaboration.

Contact Info

Matt Smith
The Biodesign Institute 1001 S. McAllister Ave PO Box 875001 Tempe, AZ 85283

You can email me through OpenWetWare or at smith dot matthew @ gmail dot com.

I'm on LinkedIn as well, and would be happy to network with my colleagues here at OWW.


  • 2008, BS Biochemistry, Arizona State University

Research Interests

  1. Early Origins of Replicators.
  2. Protein Structure and Function, particularly means of computational prediction.
  3. In Vitro Evolution, particularly by means of mRNA display.


I am a very big fan of open access and the PLoS One publishing model, and believe that its approach and goals fit very well with those of OWW.

  1. Smith MD, Rosenow MA, Wang M, Allen JP, Szostak JW, and Chaput JC. Structural insights into the evolution of a non-biological protein: importance of surface residues in protein fold optimization. PLoS One. 2007 May 23;2(5):e467. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0000467 | PubMed ID:17520026 | HubMed [Smith-PLoSOne-2007]