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Quentin Smith, Editorial Board Member
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA
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Quentin R. Smith, Ph.D. is University Distinguished Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, Texas. Prior to coming to Texas Tech, he received his Bachelor's degree with honors in Chemistry from Oberlin College in 1976 and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Utah in 1980. He worked for 17 years at the National Institutes of Health, where he was Section Chief in the National Institute on Aging. In 1997, he joined Texas tech at the start of their new Pharmacy School. He has authored over 100 journal/book articles, and is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His chief research interests are in drug development and delivery to the central nervous system and blood-brain barrier structure and function in health and disease. In 2009, Dr Smith was Senior Associate Dean for Sciences and was awarded the Grover Murray professorships for his work at Texas Tech University health Sciences Center.