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Ewan St. John Smith

Reader in Nociception, University of Cambridge

I am a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge where I run a research group ( and teach science and medicine/veterinary medicine students. I am also a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, teaching any student studying pharmacology.

I am part of the university's Naked Mole Rat Initiative, which aims to bring together experts in different scientific areas to identify molecular explanations for the highly unusual physiology of this species.


  • 2017–present
    University Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Cambridge
  • 2013–2017
    University Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Cambridge
  • 2011–2012
    Postdoctoral fellow, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, NYU
  • 2006–2011
    Postdoctoral fellow, Max Delbrück Centrum for Molecular Medicine


  • 2006 
    University of Cambridge, PhD
  • 2003 
    University of Bath, MPharmacol