Kimothy Smith, DVM, PhD has a deep background in conducting research programs and building health-related infrastructure. Prior to joining Nephros, Dr. Smith was co-founder and COO of McCarthy & Smith Consulting, specializing in Biosurveillance, Bioforensics, Biodefense, and Biosecurity. From 2014 to 2017 he was Professor of Advanced Analytics at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada, and from 2012 to 2014 was Professor of Microbiology and Epidemiology at the University of Nevada School of Community Health Sciences. Before that he served as Chief Science Officer for ExcitePCR Corp.
From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Smith served in a variety of roles at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including Director of the National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC). Prior to that he was with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in a variety of roles focused on Chemical and Biological National Security and related areas. Before that he was Assistant Professor, Research at Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Smith earned his BS in Biochemistry and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University, then was a practicing veterinarian for almost ten years. He earned his PhD in molecular epidemiology from Louisiana State University in 1999, where he was curator of the Worldwide Bacillus anthracis collection.