Flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, western blot, recombinant protein purification, ELISA, PCR, RT-qPCR, colonic biopsy-based wounding assisted by a colonocope, in vitro cell culture, in vivo colitis modeling, murine necropsy
Training Grant in Basic and Translational Digestive Sciences, NIDDK DK094775, 2019
Rackham Research Grant, 2019, University of Michigan
Training Grant in Experimental Immunology, 2018, University of Michigan
Alcala Scholar, 2013-2017, University of San Diego
Ernest W. Hahn Endowed Scholarship, 2015-2017, University of San Diego
Top Ten Poster Award, West Coast Biological Undergraduate Research Conference, San Diego, 2016
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2016, Mayo Clinic
Smith, M.S., Azcutia, V., Fan, S., Nusrat, A., Parkos, CA. Neutrophil JAM-L and Epithelial CAR Signaling Regulate Transepithelial Migration of Neutrophils. Pathobiology for Investigators Students and Academicians (PISA). Ann Arbor, MI. Oct. 2018. Poster Presentation.
Smith, M.S., Wothe, J., Haberman, A. Light Dependent Endolysosomal Defects in a Photoreceptor Model of Alzheimer’s Disease. Drosophila Genetics Conference. San Diego, CA. April 2017. Poster Presentation.
Smith, M.S., Billadeau, D. Characterization of WASH and CCC Complex Interactions during Phagolysosome Maturation in Bone Marrow Derived Macrophages. Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Rochester, MN. August 2016. Oral and Poster Presentations.
Smith, M.S., Wothe, J., Haberman, A. The Role of the Lysosome in Drosophila Models of Alzheimer’s Disease. West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. San Diego, CA. April 2016. Poster Presentation.