HAGERSTOWN, MD, May 28, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present David Smith with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, David Smith celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Celebrating more than three decades as a dedicated professional in biological science, Dr. Smith was initially inspired to seek his chosen career path after taking a course in embryology, which made him consider DNA in a philosophical way as opposed to the scientific interpretation. He believed that studying DNA would reveal insights about the origins and history of the human species, as well as the relationships between different species. Throughout his career, he has excelled in a variety of positions such as a biochemist, a molecular biologist, the director of health research, and the director of health and life science. Dedicating much of his career to his exemplary work with the health and life science division of the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Smith retired from full-time professional activity in 1999.
An influential scientist, Dr. Smith is proud to have been one of the founders of the Human Genome Project, which has had enormous financial and scientific implications throughout the world. He has also contributed to his field through numerous articles written in professional journals. Beyond his primary responsibilities, Dr. Smith remains active by studying cosmology, military history and finance management.
Prior to embarking upon his professional path, Dr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts from Dana College and a Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry from the University of Southern California. He was also presented with the Henry Deuel Award in Biochemistry from the University of Southern California alongside his PhD. Dr. Smith received the Distinguished Career Service Award from the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Dana College. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Smith was affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the American Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, David Smith has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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