The Smith Lab Homepage
UVA Digestive Health Center of Excellence
PI: Michael F. Smith, Jr., PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine and Microbiology


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Digestive Health Center

Beirne Carter Center for Immunology

Department of Microbiology

UVA Infectious Disease Training Program





The work going on in the lab is divided into two different areas: mechanisms of innate immune response to infection and characterization of molecular alterations in gastric cancer.  At first glance these two areas may seem very far removed from each other.  However, with the identification of the gram-negative bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, as a major risk factor for the development of stomach cancer, the host response to infection and carcinogenesis may actually be quite closely related.

Innate Immunity

Gastric Cancer


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Telephone 434-924-2573

FAX   434-243-9645

Postal address

PO Box 800708
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0708

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