Bradley D. Smith, Emil T. Hofman Professor of Science, joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame in 1991. He became the Director of the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility in 2008.
Smith teaches organic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and his research interests encompass the areas of Supramolecular and Bioorganic Chemistry. His specific research projects are diverse and include topics such as organic synthesis, membrane biophysics, photonics, and small animal imaging. A major aim is to develop novel molecular imaging probes that can detect dying cells in culture, and tumors and bacterial infection in living animals.