Richard Smith

Quick Look

  • Graduated with Bachelor of Science in Biology, Brigham Young University, 2007
  • Graduated with Master’s in Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University, 2009
  • Currently a fourth-year student in MBG Graduate Program in the laboratory of Jeffrey Loeb, MD, PhD

I am interested in systems-wide characterization of epilepsy-related diseases from molecular, histological and electrophysiological perspectives. My research focuses on a structural brain malformation, polymicrogyria (PMG).  More than 70% of patients with PMG also present with epilepsy, often necessitating surgical intervention.  These surgically resected tissues are the basis of my studies.

Selected Publications

Merrell KW, Crofts JD, Smith RL, Sin JH, Kmetzsch KE, Merrell A, Miguel RO, Candelaria NR, Lin CY.  Differential recruitment of nuclear receptor coregulators in ligand-dependent transcriptional repression by estrogen receptor-a.  Oncogene. 2011 Mar 31;30(13): 1608-14.

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