Amber M. Smith, PhD
Amber M. Smith, PhD

Amber M. Smith, PhD

Research Associate, St. Jude Faculty



PhD – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
MS – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
BSc – Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado

Research Interests

  • Kinetics of Virus Infection
  • Bacterial Coinfection
  • Host Immune Responses

Selected Publications

Smith AM, McCullers JA. Secondary Bacterial Infections in Influenza Virus Infection Pathogenesis. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 2014. doi:10.1007/82_2014_394.

Smith AM, McCullers JA. Molecular Signatures of Virulence in the PB1-F2 Proteins of H5N1 Influenza Viruses. Virus Res 178(1):146-150, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.virusres.2013.02.012.

Smith AM, Adler FR, Ribeiro RM, Gutenkunst RN, McAuley JL, McCullers JA, Perelson AS. Kinetics of Coinfection with Influenza A Virus and Streptococcus pneumoniaePLoS Pathog 9(3):e1003238, 2013. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003238.

Smith AM, McCullers JA, Adler FR. Mathematical Model of a Three-Stage Innate Immune Response to a Pneumococcal Lung Infection. J Theor Biol 276(1):106-116, 2011.

Smith AM, Adler FR, McAuley JL, Gutenkunst RN, Ribeiro RM, McCullers JA, Perelson AS. Effect of 1918 PB1-F2 Expression on Influenza A Virus Infection Kinetics. PLoS Comput Biol 7(2):e1001081, 2011. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001081.

Smith AM, Perelson AS. Influenza A Virus Infection Kinetics: Quantitative Data and Models. WIREs Syst Biol Med 2011. doi: 10.1002/wsbm.129.

Smith AM, Ribeiro RM. Modeling the Viral Dynamics of Influenza A Virus Infection. Crit Rev Immunol 30(3):291-298, 2010.

Smith AM, Adler FR, Perelson AS. An Accurate Two-Phase Approximate Solution to an Acute Viral Infection Model. J Math Biol 60(5):711-726, 2010.

McAuley JL, Hornung F, Boyd KL, Smith AM, McKeon R, Bennink J, Yewdell JW, McCullers JA. Expression of the 1918 Influenza A Virus PB1-F2 Enhances the Pathogenesis of Viral and Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia. Cell Host & Microbe 2(4):240-249, 2007.

Last update: August 2014