Oncology Division

Amanda M. Smith, PhD

Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Stem Cell Biology

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms of leukemia initiation
  • Epigenetic states and the way they affect leukemia growth
  • Cancer genomics and mouse models


  • 314-362-8832 (phone)
  • 314-362-9333 (fax)
  • Room 626 Southwest Tower (office)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8007
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110


2004-2007 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons I), First Class Honors, The University of Newcastle, Australia
2008-2013 PhD, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Post-graduate Training
2013-2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2015 Capstone Program Tutor, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2015 Australia and New Zealand Children’s Hematology Oncology Group Grant Writing Symposium for Early Career Researchers, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Academic Positions
2016-present Instructor, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Honors & Awards
2008 Arrow-Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (HCC) PhD Scholarship, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2008 Australian Postgraduate Award, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2009 Best Student Poster Prize, HMRI Cancer Research Program Seminar Day, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2010 Newcastle Innovation Research Higher Degree Support Grant in Medical Innovation, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2012 Biochemical Journal Poster Prize, Phosphatases in Human Disease Satellite of Lorne Proteins, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2012 Best Oral Presentation 5th Annual Hunter Cancer Research Symposium HMRI, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2014 Chief Investigator B, The Kid’s Cancer Project Grant, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2015 The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute Postdoctoral Travel Award, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2016 NuGen Targeted Cancer Gene Exome Sequencing Award, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Professional Societies
AACR Active member
ASH Active member