Jeff Smith earned his BSc at Trent University in 2000 and his PhD at York University in 2005. For three years he worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and a Research Associate at the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology at the University of Ottawa. In 2008, he was hired as a faculty member at Carleton University and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Institute of Biochemistry. His research program includes the use of mass spectrometry and microfluidics to develop novel quantitative proteomic and lipidomic strategies and apply these to monitor the dynamics of proteins and lipids from a systems biology point of view.
Dr. Smith is also the Director of the Carleton Mass Spectrometry Centre (CMSC) and maintains a diverse group of collaborations with researchers from numerous Canadian institutions including the University of New Brunswick, the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and has been funded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund. At the CMSC, he oversees technical and business teams that work with industry, academia and the public sector to improve products and processes and improve the health of Canadians. He has been nominated for and has won awards for his teaching in analytical chemistry and analytical biochemistry at the second, third, fourth and graduate levels with specialization in the area of mass spectrometry-based technologies.