Val Smith

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Dr. Smith's research focuses on relationships between resource supplies and the structure and function of biological systems. His diverse interests include the ecology of eukaryotic organelles; the ecology of infectious diseases; and the ecology of biofuel production. As a member of KU's Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative, he seeks to produce renewable biofuels from algae produced in wastewater-fed, outdoor bioreactors.

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