Emer Smyth

Emer Smyth, PhD, is assistant director for the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) translational research grant programs. Born and raised in Ireland, Smyth received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science and PhD in Pharmacology from the National University of Ireland’s University College Dublin. Before joining the AACR in January 2014, Smyth was a research associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where her group investigated a family of inflammatory lipid mediators in breast cancer and vascular disease. She has contributed close to 50 peer-reviewed research publications, scholarly reviews, and chapters, including to the “bible of pharmacology” Goodman and Gillman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, and has given numerous invited lectures in the United States and abroad. At the AACR, Smyth provides scientific administrative support to SU2C and their funding partners, as well as SU2C scientists and Scientific Advisory Committees, across all phases of program launch, evaluation, selection, and post-award review.