Dr. Smith is a Director – Life Sciences Research for Emerald Advisers. He spent the Summer/Fall of 2005 as an Intern at Emerald before joining the firm in the Fall of 2006. Dr. Smith received his PhD in Integrative Biosciences – Molecular Toxicology at the Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center – College of Medicine, in Fall 2006. He has co-authored several research abstracts and articles on ‘the molecular signaling pathways involved in hormone induced cholesterol metabolism’ for the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, as well as for the Society for Investigative Dermatology’s annual international meetings. He received his MBA from the Pennsylvania State University (2004), where he also was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society. Dr. Smith received his BS degree in Biology (with a minor in Chemistry) from Messiah College in 2000.