Dr. Smith has been conducting research in immunology, both adaptive and innate immunity, for over twenty years.
Current efforts are focused on mucosal innate immunity, and the factors that regulate colonization, inflammation and protective immune responses at mucosal surfaces.
Dr. Smith is also a board certified anatomic pathologist, with subspecialty expertise in renal, cardiovascular and autopsy pathology, and extensive experience in mouse pathology.
Education & Training
MD, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA (1988-1996)
PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA (1988-1996)
Resident in Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle WA (1996-1998)
Chief Resident in Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle WA (1998-1999)
Renal Pathology Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle WA (1999-2000)
Graduated with Distinction, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1986)
Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Iowa (1988-1996)
Alpha Omega Alpha (1991)
Kukull B, Avasare RS, Smith KD, Houghton DC, Troxell ML, Andeen NK. Collapsing glomerulopathy in older adults. Mod Pathol 2018 Oct 16; :. doi:10.1038/s41379-018-0154-z. Pubmed PMID: 30327500
Andeen NK, Schleit J, Blosser CD, Dorschner MO, Hisama FM, Smith KD. LMX1B-Associated Nephropathy With Type III Collagen Deposition in the Glomerular and Tubular Basement Membranes. Am J Kidney Dis 2017 Dec 12; 72(2):296-301. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.09.023. Pubmed PMID: 29246420
Andeen NK, Yang HY, Dai DF, MacCoss MJ, Smith KD. DnaJ Homolog Subfamily B Member 9 Is a Putative Autoantigen in Fibrillary GN. J Am Soc Nephrol 2017 Nov 2; 29(1):231-239. doi:10.1681/ASN.2017050566. Pubmed PMID: 29097624