Professor Lee Smith
Professor Smith joined the University of Newcastle as Pro Vice- Chancellor, Faculty of Science in 2017 from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he held the positions of Personal Chair of Genetic Endocrinology and Head of Male Health Research in the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health.
Professor Smith has an outstanding record as an international research innovator in reproductive genetics and endocrinology with a particular focus on elucidating the role of testosterone signaling in male development and lifelong health.
Professor Smith holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Warwick, UK, and undertook postdoctoral work at the Medical Research Council Mammalian Genetics Unit in Harwell, UK, where his research efforts centred on mammalian sex determination and testis development.
In 2006, Professor Smith Returned to the University of Edinburgh to lead the MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit funded by the UK Medical Research Council before ascending the position of Principal Investigator at the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, also with the University of Edinburgh.
An internationally recognised reproductive scientist, Professor Smith has been awarded the Matthew P. Hardy Young Andrologist Award at the American Society of Andrology, which recognises outstanding contributions to the field.