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Janet D. Smith, Ph.D.



Course Director of IFM Microscopic Anatomy and Departmental Director of Medical Education


    Dr. Smith received her BS in Biology from Bucknell University in 1967 and her Ph.D. from Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in 1973. Her thesis research compared the replication cycles of human cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus in tissue culture systems. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, where her work focused on the replication of Friend leukemia virus. In 1973 she joined the faculty of the Department of Anatomy at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and is currently a Professor.
   Dr. Smith has done sabbatical studies at Cambridge University (Cambridge, England), where she was involved in cloning the genome of human cytomegalovirus. Now a full time educator, she teaches Microscopic Anatomy and Gross Anatomy in the IFM and PIL curricular tracks, and is the director of the IFM course in Microscopic Anatomy.

Link to Microscopic Anatomy Web Page