John P. Smith, Ph.D.

John Smith

Teaching Associate Professor

office: Brody 7N-65
phone: 252-744-2846

B.S., George Mason University
Ph.D., Medical College of Virginia
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical College of Virginia
Research Associate, East Carolina University School of Medicine


I serve as co-course director and teach in Medical Neuroscience for first year medical students with an emphasis on the neuroanatomy laboratory component. My teaching for medical students includes also the Gross Anatomy and Embryology course. I serve as the Departmental Seminar Coordinator and participate in our Journal Club series for our graduate students. I teach also the Neuroanatomy course in the Summer Program for Future Doctors.

Selected Publications

Smith, J.P., W.R. Duncan, S.M. Stepkowski, and H. Bitter-Suermann. 1984. Transfer of spleen graft induced transplantation tolerance in rats. Transplant. Proc. 16: 1136.

Smith, J.P., M.H. Kosco, J.G. Tew, and A.K. Szakal. 1988. Thy-l positive tingible body macrophages (TBM) in mouse lymph nodes. Anat. Rec. 222: 380-390.

Smith, J.P., A.L. Lister, J.G. Tew, and A.K. Szakal. 1990. Kinetics of the tingible body macrophages (TBM) response in mouse germinal center development and its depression with age. Anat. Rec. 229: 551-520.

Thomas, J.M., K.M. Verbanac, J.P. Smith, F.M. Carver, J. Kasten-Jolly, U.M. Gross, L.M. Rebellato, C.E. Haisch, and F.T. Thomas. 1994. "Veto cells and the induction of transplant tolerance in primates" in Rejection and Tolerance, Proceedings of the 25th Conference on Transplantation and Clinical Immunology (J.L. Touraine, J. Traeger, H. Betuel, J.M. Dubernard, J.P. Revillard and C. Dupuy eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Thomas, J.M., K.M. Verbanac, J.P. Smith, J. Kasten-Jolly, U. Gross, L.M. Rebellato, C. Haisch, F.M. Carver, and F. Thomas. 1995. The facilitating effect of one-DR antigen sharing in renal allograft tolerance induced by donor bone marrow in rhesus monkeys. Transplantation 27: 245.

Smith, J.P., J. Kasten-Jolly, L.M. Rebellato, C. Haisch, C. and J.M. Thomas. 1997. Use of allogeneic bone marrow labeled with neomycin resistance gene to examine bone marrow-derived chimerism in experimental organ transplantation. Cell Transplant. 6: 369-76.

Smith, J.P., G.F. Burton, J.G. Tew and A.K. Szakal. 1998. Tingible body macrophages in regulation of germinal center reactions. Develop. Immunology 6: 285-294.