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Janet Smith

Janet Smith, PhD


Department: Neurobiology & Anatomy


  • PhD - Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences (1973)
  • BS in Biology - Bucknell University (1967)

Awards & Honors

  • Golden Apple Award, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2023

Janet Smith, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at Drexel University College of Medicine. She teaches Gross Anatomy and Microscopic Anatomy in the first-year curriculum.

Dr. Smith has been with the College of Medicine and its predecessor institutions since 1973.

She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including many Golden Apple Awards from medical students, the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Angelo Pinto Award for Basic Science Teaching.


Dr. Smith's thesis research compared the replication cycles of hyman 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. Dr. Smith has also done sabbatical studies at Cambridge University in England, where she was involved in cloning the genome of human cytomegalovirus.

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Contact Information

Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
2900 W. Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone: 215.991.8474
Fax: 215.843.9082