Dr. Jeramiah Smith, Black Hills State University biology graduate, will be back on campus to present “Deep Evolutionary Perspectives on the Structure of Vertebrate Genomes,” as part of the BHSU Science Seminar Series.  His presentation will be Friday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall room 305.  

Smith, who was involved in undergraduate research on fossil plants, received his bachelor’s in biology from BHSU in 1998 where he.  Smith is currently a postdoctoral researcher with a joint appointment at the University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences and the Benaroya Research Institute, noted for its research in autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cancer and arthritis.  

Smith has mentored numerous high school and undergraduate students in science research.  His research has been varied, with work on a variety of vertebrate organisms including fish, salamanders, birds and mammals.  Smith has authored nine scientific publications in the last three years and has done numerous presentations at national and international conferences. 
It is free of charge and is open to the public.