• Organization
    Texas A&M San Antonio

  • Employment Status
    University / 4-year College Faculty - Tenure-track


  • Reason
    Learning about subject matter

  • Address
    address1:One University Way, San Antonio
    address2:San Antonio
    city:San Antonio

  • Biography

    Very Irish, Microbe lover, Researcher, Educator

    More about me:

    Davida Smyth is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at Texas A&M University in San Antonio. There she conducts research with her undergraduate team in the area of comparative microbial genomics and evolution, studying Staphylococcus aureus from animals and from humans, and is researching the role of the built environment, wastewater, and anthropogenic activity in driving antibiotic resistance, a major global health threat. She also engages in pedagogical research on improving civic and scientific literacy in biology and integrating authentic research into the curriculum to improve student engagement and success in science. She is a Senior SENCER Leadership Fellow and PULSE Fellow and Ambassador. She is Deputy Director of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement.

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