George Smith

George Smith

Associate Director of MSU AgBioResearch & Interim Associate Dean for Research of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resoures, On-campus MSU Research


George Smith, Michigan State University (MSU) animal science professor and co-director of the MSU Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program, began serving as acting associate director of MSU AgBioResearch July 1, 2014. In this role, Smith provides leadership to MSU AgBioResearch in the animal science research portfolio, oversight of the Office of Research Support, and the overall leadership and operation of the organization.

Smith obtained his doctoral and master’s degrees, both in physiology of reproduction, from the University of Missouri, and his bachelor of science in animal science from the University of Idaho. His research has been continuously funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1998.

To date, Smith has been the lead or co-lead on grants totaling over $9 million and published 101 peer-reviewed research articles and 16 invited reviews, and his research group has also filed two patents.  He has also served on grant review panels for USDA, NIH, National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration competitive grant programs and on the editorial boards of several prominent reproductive biology and endocrinology journals.

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