Susan M. E. Smith


Professor and Foundation Fellow
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Kennesaw State University

Mailing Address:
Kennesaw State University
370 Paulding Ave, MD1202
Kennesaw, GA 30144 USA

+1 470-578-2794

My research centers around the mechanisms that control the activities of proteins that participate in cell signaling. I use evolutionary comparisons of protein sequences and molecular modeling to predict the parts of proteins most likely to control their activity. And then I test those predictions in the laboratory, using a combination of techniques to perturb and measure activity. I investigate the structure, function and control of NADPH oxidases (Nox) and of voltage-gated proton channels (HV1). Noxes and HV1 are known to work together in several cell types, and both produce signals important not only to human health but also to the development, physiology, and lifestyles of many other organisms.  For more details, see the Research Tab.  

Oct 2018:  I am actively seeking 1-2 undergraduates to join the lab in Spring 2019.   We have a current team of three undergrads.  The Smith lab shares space with Dr. Jennifer Cooper's group, and we all help each other.  Sarah Thomas, our lab manager, keeps everything moving forward!  


me and juan