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Karrie Smith, Ph.D.

Instructor of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Karrie Smith, Ph.D., is an instructor in the Chemistry & Biochemistry department who focuses on teaching the chemistry in medicine and general chemistry courses. She is a native of northeastern Oklahoma. She earned a B.S. in chemistry from Emory University and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Kansas, where she investigated psychoactive natural products for their potential therapeutic applications.


  • Ph.D., The University of Kansas
    • Dissertation: “Investigation of Natural Product Scaffolds for the Development of Opioid Receptor Ligands”

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • General chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Natural products
  • Natural products synthesis
  • Pharmacology