Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California


The Smith Laboratory pursues neuroscience research at Stanford University, developing and applying new tools to map the brain.  The work of the laboratory is supervised by Stephen J Smith, Ph.D., Prof. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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The work of the Smith laboratory has been made possible by support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, DARPA, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Whitaker Foundation, the Mathers Foundation; the Vincent and Stella Coates Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, The Gatsby Charitable Trust, and the generosity of private donors in support of research at Stanford University and its School of Medicine.

Stephen J Smith received a PhD from the University of Washington in 1977 for research supervised by Profs. Charles F. Stevens and Wolfhard Almers.  He did postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley with Prof. Robert Zucker 1977-1980.  The Smith laboratory was established when Smith took a faculty position at Yale in 1980 and then moved to Stanford University in 1989.   Prof. Smith teaches physiology, neuroscience and microscopy courses at Stanford and other international teaching venues.