Norah L. Smith, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Norah grew up in the Adirondack mountains of New York State. A research experience at Trudeau Institute in high school led her to fall down the rabbit hole of immunology research.
After high school she moved to Ithaca and has been here ever since. From Cornell, she holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and obtained a Ph.D. in Immunology in the lab of Barbara Baird and David Holowka where she studied mast cells. Since completing her degree, she has been in Dr. Rudd’s lab where she asks how the developmental origins of CD8+ T cells shape their naive state and responses to infection.
When not in the lab, Norah impulsively signs up for half-marathons that then forces her to put in training time.