Dr. Kendall Arthur Smith
Kendall Arthur Smith received his B.S. in Biology from Denison University in June 1964 and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University College of Medicine in June 1968. He served as an assistant professor, associate Professor and Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School from 1974 to 1993. He served as professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College from 1993 to 2020 and is currently Professor emeritus of Medicine and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Kendall Arthur Smith has over 50 years of experience in medical and biological education and research and has made several groundbreaking discoveries that have advanced immunology from a science focused on cells to a science focused on molecules. As a pioneer in the study of interleukin in immunology, his research team identified, purified and characterized the first interleukin molecule and its receptor, demonstrating how the immune hormone receptor system regulates the speed, size and duration of the immune response. He has published 237 articles and two books: Quantum Theory of Immunity: The Molecular Basis of Autoimmunity and Leukemia and Molecular Immunology: A Chronicle of 60 Years of Exploration.