Pinar Smith

Specialization in Biochemistry
Research with Dr. Gary Balian

Pinar is a 2007 graduate of Park View High School located in South Hill, VA.  She is a Chemistry major with a specialization in Biochemistry.  Her DMP research is in Dr. Gary Balian’s lab at UVA School of Medicine. She has worked in his laboratory since 2008.  Her research focuses on the osteogenic differentiation of stem cells subjected to various combinations of growth factors.  She enjoys spending time with her First Year residents and attending University Salsa Club practices.