Profile of Dr Kate Smith
I am currently Director of the UK Protein and Cell Sciences department at GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage. My department generates protein and cellular reagents for biopharmaceutical and small molecule drug discovery. I have more than 20 years of experience at GlaxoSmithKline working in early phase drug discovery and structural biology. I have experience discovering small molecule and biopharmaceutical drugs, across a range of disease indications. Before joining GlaxoSmithkline I carried out a PhD at Oxford university and Postdoctoral Research at Harvard University where I studied the structure of MHC and T-cell receptor molecules using X-ray crystallography and Biophysical techniques. Current research interests include structural immunology, immunomodulation and high throughput expression.