Donald E. Smith, Ph.D., CMAR

Scientist II and Manager
Comparative Biology Unit
711 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111-1524
Phone: (617) 556-3201
Fax: (617) 556-3344



Ph.D., Veterinary Medicine
Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine

Research Focus
Animal models for dietary/nutritional interventions related to aging and associated degenerative conditions

Academic Appointments
Clinical Assistant Professor, Nutrition, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Board Certifications
Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR)
Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA)

Select Professional Affiliations
American Association of Laboratory
Animal Sciences


Select Publications
Kamil A, Smith D, Blumberg J, Astete C, Sabliov C, Chen O. Bioavailability and Biodistribution of Nanodelivered Lutein. Food Chemistry 2016; 192, 915–923. CID: 23111554.

Li X, Liu, Chun C, Ip, B, Hu K, Smith D, Greenberg A, Wang XD. Tumor Progression Locus 2 Ablation Suppressed Hepatic Inflammation, Steatosis and Tumorigenesis in Mice. Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research 2015. 34:138. PMID: 26560698.

Fu X, Smith D, Shen X, Booth S. Use of Vitamin K-deficient AIN-93 Diet is an Effective Approach to Create Subclinical Vitamin K Deficiency in C57BL/6 Mice. American Nutrition and Feed Technology 2014; 14: 421-429.

Ip B, Liu C, Smith D, Ausman L, Wang XD. High refined carbohydrates diet induces comparable hepatic tumorigenesis in mice as high fat diet, potentially through activating PKR-like kinase. . J Nutr. 2014; 144(5):647-53. PMID: 24647392

Rowan S, Weikel K, Chang M, Nagel B, Thinschmidt J, Carey A, Grant M, Fliesler S, Smith D, Taylor A. Cfh genotype interacts with dietary glycemic index to modulate age-related macular degeneration-like features in mice. Invest Opth and Vis Sci. 2014; 55 (1):492-501. PMID: 24370827

All Publications (Pub Med)