Aaron P. Smith, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Dr. Aaron P. Smith, a native of New Martinsville, West Virginia, received his B. S. in Biology (with a minor in Chemistry)
from Fairmont State University
He earned his doctorate in Plant Genetics in 2003 at Purdue University
in West Lafayette, Indiana, with Peter Goldsbrough as his advisor.
Smith then did his postdoctoral work at the University of Georgia
with Rich Meagher
In 2008 he joined the Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University as an assistant professor.
Smith is an expert in plant molecular genetics.
His research investigates the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that regulate responses to environmental stress.
Smith is married to Megan Macnaughtan
, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry
at Louisiana State University.
They have a ten-year old son, Samuel, and a six-year old daughter, Suzanna.