Dr. Kendall A. Smith
Independent Non-executive Director
Dr. Kendall A. Smith is our independent non-executive Director, and is responsible for supervising and providing independent advice to the Board.
Dr. Smith has over 50 years of experience in medicine and biology education and research. Dr. Smith once successively worked as an assistant professor, an associate professor and a professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School for approximately 20 years. He later served as a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Smith is currently a professor of Emeritus of Medicine & Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Smith is a pioneer in immunological research focused on interleukins. He and his research team identified, purified and characterized interleukin molecules and discovered interleukin-2 receptors. His research promoted the advance in understanding the immune system from cells to molecules. Dr. Smith established that the immune system is regulated by hormone-like molecules that can be manipulated therapeutically. Dr. Smith obtained a bachelor's degree in biology from Denison University and his doctor's degree in medicine from Ohio State University College of Medicine in the United States.