Carolyn L. Smith, PhD, joined the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Board of Trustees in 2024. Dr. Smith is a Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology and holder of the William R Brinkley BRASS Chair at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Smith earned her PhD from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada and completed her postdoctoral training in steroid receptor action at Baylor College of Medicine. She joined the faculty following her fellowship leading the work of her NIH-funded laboratory focused on the molecular pharmacology of sex steroids. Dr. Smith began her work in academic administration in 2005 culminating in her current roles as Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Vice-President of Education Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine.