Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Virginia Tech

Dr. Chris Smith directs the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Virginia Tech. A neuroscientist by training, he now seeks to support postdoctoral scholars as they navigate their training and the next steps in their career. He currently sits on the National Postdoctoral Association Board of Directors and is an active member of the Graduate Career Consortium, a professional organization supporting those focused on providing career and professional development support for graduate students and postdocs. Prior to his role at Virginia Tech, he managed the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at North Carolina State University. He has a BS in Neuroscience from Furman University, Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and did postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University.

  • Science communication
  • Postdoctorate & graduate training resources
  • Neuroscience
  • PhD in Neurobiology, 2014

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • BSc in Neuroscience, 2008

    Furman University