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A Tribute | doi:10.5530/ax.2011.1.2

Mark A. Smith – A Tribute

Authors and affiliation (s):

Paula I. Moreira

Institute of Physiology – Faculty of Medicine and Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Dr. Mark Smith, a Professor of Pathology at the Case Western Reserve University was one of the eminent scientists who had joined our Editorial team. In a tragic accident, Dr. Smith passed away all of a sudden on the 19th of December 2010. Dr. Paula Moriera, a close friend and associate of Dr Smith and a member of our Editorial Board has written a special article on her association with Dr Smith.


Sadly, on the 19th of December 2010 we lost a great man and scientist. But fortunately his legacy lives on. I met Mark personally in 2005 when I was a visiting PhD student in the Institute of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, under the supervision of Dr. George Perry. My first impression of Mark was of a man with humor and a big smile in his face. At that time I thought “This is a friendly environment! Everything will be ok!”.read more..,


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