Dr. Zeljka Smit-McBride

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Position Title
Academic Federation, Chair
Member, Next Generation Campus Safety Task Force


Dr. Smit-McBride is an Associate Adjunct Professor at UC Davis Health, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science. She is a vision scientist whose research focuses on genetics and epigenetics causes of age-related ocular disease. She uses a genomics and bioinformatics approach to identify early biomarkers and potential targets for personalized gene therapy. She is interested in using non-coding RNA, including microRNAs, as therapeutics and engineering exosomes as natural delivery vehicles. Dr. Smit-McBride is serving on this Task Force as a Chair of the UC Davis Academic Federation. 

Pronouns: She/her