Ward Smith

Position

  • Protein Crystallographer, GM/CA CAT, Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Background

  • Department of Structural Biology, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, 1994 - 2003
  • Protein Crystallography, Agouron Pharmaceuticals, 1987-1994
  • Protein Engineering Consortium, Monsanto Corporation, 1985-1987
  • Department of Chemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977-1985
  • Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1977
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1971

Activities

  • Co-organizer of GM/CA Workshop on Synchrotron Radiation for Biologists, 2004
  • Member of ACA Data, Standards and Computing Standing Committee, 2004
  • Co-organizer of ACA Session on Structure-Based Drug Design, 2002
  • Treasurer, Industrial Macromolecular Crystallography Association, 1996-1998

Interests

  • Structure and function of biological macromolecules
  • Structure-based drug design, protein crystallography
  • X-ray diffraction methods, hardware and software
  • Applications of synchrotron radiation in protein structure determination