Iowa State University Department of Chemistry - Emily Smith Group

Dr. Emily A. Smith

Professor Smith joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 2006. Prior to the appointment, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Delaware under Professor Mary Wirth and then at the University of Arizona under Professor Danny Brower. Smith earned her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 2003.

Iowa State University, Department of Chemistry

Ames, IA

2013 – present

Associate Professor

2006 – 2013

Assistant Professor

The Ames Laboratory

Ames, IA

2007 – present

Faculty Scientist

University of Arizona, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Tucson, AZ

2005 -2006

Postdoctoral Research Fellow under Professor Danny Brower

University of Arizona, Department of Chemistry

Tucson, Arizona

University of Delaware, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Newark, DE

2004 -2005

Postdoctoral Research Fellow under Professor Mary Wirth

University of Wisconsin—Madison, WI

Ph.D.—Analytical Chemistry, 2003

Advisor: Professor Robert Corn

Pennsylvania State University — State College, PA

M.S.—Chemistry, 2000

Advisor: Professor Michael Natan

Northwestern University — Evanston, IL

B.A.—Chemistry, 1998

Undergraduate Research Assistant under Professor Richard Van Duyne

AWARDS

  • Dean’s Emerging Faculty Leader Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, 2016
  • Award for Insitutional Service, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, 2016
  • Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies Innovation Award, Finalist, 2012
  • The Wilkinson Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State Univeristy, 2010
  • National Science Foundation, CAREER Award, 2009
  • Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh/Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Starter Award
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship (National Institutes of Health, June 2005 to August 2006)
  • Cancer Biology Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, October 2004 to May 2005)
  • Charles N. Reilley Award (Pharmacia Corporation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2002)
  • Slifkin Excellence Award for Outstanding Accomplishment (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2001)
  • Roberts Graduate Fellowship (Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1998-1999)
  • Chemistry Department Scholar Award (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1998)

PATENTS

  • Fusion Protein Arrays on Metal Substrates for Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging, US Patent No. 7,067,322

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Integrin Clustering and Diffusion in the Cell Membrane” Pittcon, Philadelphia, PA, March 17-21, 2013. Contributed talk
  • “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microscopy of Thin Polymer Films” Pittcon, Philadelphia, PA, March 17-21, 2013. Contributed talk
  • “Integrin Clustering and Diffusion in the Cell Membrane” Biophysical Society, Philadelphia, PA, February 2-6, 2013. Contributed poster
  • “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Spectroscopy of Thin Polymer Films” Materials Research Society Conference, Boston, MA, November 25-30, 2012. Contributed talk
  • “Fluorescence- and Raman-Based Spectroscopies for Cell Membrane, Biomass, and Thin Film Measurements” Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, November 6, 2012. Invited talk
  • “Fluorescence- and Raman-Based Spectroscopies for Cell Membrane, Biomass, and Thin Film Measurements” Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, October 12, 2012. Invited talk
  • “Far-field, Sub-diffraction Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging” FACSS/SciX 2012, Kansas City, MO, October 4, 2012. Contributed talk to the FACSS Innovation Award Symposium
  • “Far-field, Sub-diffraction Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging” MUACC, Madison, WI, September 27-29, 2012. Contributed talk
  • “Scanning Angle Raman Microscopy: Measurements of Polymer Film Thickness and Composition” Oak Ridge National Laboratory, CNMS User Facility Meeting, Oak Ridge, TN, September 14, 2012. Contributed talk
  • “Chemical Analysis of Nanodomains” DOE Separations and Analysis PI Meeting, Annapolis, MD, April 22-25, 2012. Invited talk
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” Department of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, March 22, 2012. Invited talk
  • “Fluorescence Measurements of Cell Membrane Receptor Organization and Cellular Factors Affecting Membrane Reorganization” Pittcon, Orlando, FL, March 11-15, 2012. Contributed talk
  • “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microscopy” Pittcon, Orlando, FL, March 11-15, 2012. Contributed talk
  • “Extracellular, Membrane and Intracellular Proteins that alter Integrin Cell Membrane Receptor Diffusion and Clustering” Biophysical Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 27-March 1, 2012. Contributed poster
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” Department of Chemistry, University of California Irvine, February 7, 2012. Invited talk
  • “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microspectroscopy” Midwest Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference, Saint Louis, MO, November 10-12, 2011. Contributed talk
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” GlaxoSmithKline Seminar Series on Analytical Chemistry, Research Triangle Park, NC, November 1, 2011. Invited talk
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, October 31, 2011. Invited talk
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” Department of Chemistry, Loras College, October 27, 2011. Invited talk
  • “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microscopy of Plant Cell Wall Biopolymers” Midwest Regional Meeting of the ACS, Saint Louis, MO, October 20, 2011. Contributed talk
  • “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microscopy” Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies Meeting, Reno, NV, October 2-7, 2011. Invited talk
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” Central Regional Meeting of the ACS, Indianapolis, IN, June 8-10, 2011. Invited talk
  • “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microscopy” Central Regional Meeting of the ACS, Indianapolis, IN, June 8-10, 2011. Contributed talk
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, April 5, 2011. Invited talk
  • “Fluorescence Measurements of Cell Membrane Receptor Organization and Cellular Factors Affecting Membrane Reorganization” Pittcon, Atlanta, GA, March 13-18, 2011. Contributed talk
  • “Fluorescence Measurements of Cell Membrane Receptor Organization and Cellular Factors Affecting Membrane Reorganization” Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 5-9, 2011. Contributed poster
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona Tucson, March 5, 2011. Invited talk
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” Department of Chemistry, Penn State University, February 23, 2011. Invited talk
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 3, 2011. Invited talk
  • “Raman Spectroscopy Measurements for Biofuels Research” “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microspectroscopy” ACS Regional Meeting, Wichita, KS, October 29, 2010. Contributed talk
  • “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microspectroscopy” FACSS, Raleigh, NC, October 18, 2010. Contributed talk
  • “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microspectroscopy” Midwest Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference, West Lafayette, IN, October 8, 2010. Contributed talk
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, September 14, 2010. Invited talk
  • “Chemical Analysis of Nanodomains” DOE Separation and Analysis Research Meeting, Baltimore, MD, April 25-28, 2010. Invited poster
  • “Non-invasive fluorescence-based methods for measuring changes in cell membrane protein organization” Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Department Seminar, Iowa State University, April 22, 2010. Invited talk
  • “Noninvasive Fluorescence-Based Methods for Measuring Changes in Cell Membrane Protein Organization” ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 21-25, 2010. Contributed talk
  • “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microspectroscopy” ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 21-25, 2010. Contributed talk
  • “Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microscopy” MUACC, East Lansing, MI, December 3-5, 2009. Contributed talk
  • “Identifying Cytoplasmic Proteins that Affect Cell Membrane Organization Using Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer and RNA Interference” ACS Regional Meeting, Iowa City, IA, October 21-24, 2009. Contributed talk
  • “Variable Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Microscopy” FACSS, Louisville, KY, October 18-22, 2009. Contributed talk
  • “General Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Assays for the Study of Cell Membrane Organization and Protein Clustering” Jackson State University, September 25, 2009. Invited talk
  • “General Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Assays for the Study of Cell Membrane Organization and Protein Clustering” 60th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago, IL, March 9-12, 2009. Contributed talk
  • “General Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Assays for the Study of Cell Membrane Organization and Protein Clustering” Ames Proteomics Group, Ames, IA, January 23, 2009. Invited talk
  • “Rapid Methods to Evaluate New Feedstocks for Biofuels Production” Annual Extension Conference, Ames, IA, October 22, 2008. Invited talk
  • “General Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Assay for the Study of Cell Membrane Protein Clustering” Creighton University, September 11, 2008. Invited talk
  • “General Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Assay for the Study of Cell Membrane Protein Clustering” 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008. Contributed poster
  • “Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Assay for the Study of Cell Membrane Dynamics” Pittcon 2008, New Orleans, LA, March 2-7, 2008. Contributed talk
  • “General Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Assay for the Study of Cell Membrane Protein Clustering” University of St. Thomas, November 30, 2007. Invited talk
  • “General Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Assay for the Study of Cell Membrane Protein Clustering” Midwestern Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference, Urbana, IL, November 1-3, 2007. Contributed talk
  • “General Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Assay for the Study of Cell Membrane Protein Clustering” 34th Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Memphis, TN, October 2007. Invited talk

FUNDING

  • National Science Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences
  • Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust
  • Iowa State University
  • The Ames Laboratory
  • Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
  • Plant Sciences Institute

TEACHING

  • Instrumental Analysis, Chemistry 316
  • Quantitative Analysis, Chemistry 211
  • Analytical Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy, Chemistry 513

Iowa State University - Professor Emily Smith

Emily A. Smith

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

Faculty Scientist

Ames Laboratory


E-mail: esmith1@iastate.edu

Phone number : (515)294-1424


Iowa State University

Department of Chemistry

706 Gilman Hall

Ames, IA 50011-3111