||Chemical Keys to an Understanding of Life Processes by EMIL L. SMITH Professor of Biological Chemistry and Research Professor of Medicine University of Utah College of Medicine Monday, January 13, 1958 8:15 p.m. Kingsbury Hall Born in 1911 in New York City, Emil L. Smith attended local elementary and high schools and Columbia University, obtaining his B.S. in 1931, his Ph.D. in 1937. He taught at Columbia University as Assistant in Zoology and Biophysics, becoming Instructor in Biophysics in 1936. Awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1938, he did research at Cambridge University, England, and Yale University until 1940, when he was appointed Research Associate at Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York. From 1942 to 1946 Dr. Smith was Senior Biochemist and Biophysicist at E. R. Squibb and Sons, leaving to join the University of Utah College of Medicine faculty as Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Associate Research Professor of Medicine. Professor of Biochemistry and Research Professor of Medicine since 1950, he is currently head of the Biochemistry Section in the Laboratory for the Study of Hereditary and Metabolic Disorders at the University. A member, past or present, of the editorial boards of such scholarly periodicals as the Proceedings of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine, Physiological Reviews, and Annual Review of Biochemistry, Dr. Smith has contributed or collaborated on some 160 articles in various professional journals. He is co-author, with Doctors A. White, P. Handler, and D. Stetten, of The Principles of Biochemistry, a text widely used in medical and graduate schools.