Dr. Kyle Smith joins ISL

Dr. Kyle Smith
December 12, 2023

Dr. Kyle Smith joins ISL as its newest Faculty Affiliate. Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in Sports Nutrition. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy, Physiological Sciences with a Minor in Molecular Medicine in May 2023 from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. His research is primarily focused on how diet, exercise, and stress alter the immune system. Changes in lifestyle factors can drastically affect how our immune cells respond to insults, and much of his laboratory’s work is aimed at developing economical adjuvants to current cancer immunotherapies. Related to this work, he also investigates the effects of spaceflight on the immune system in an effort to bolster immune function for future long-duration missions. Lastly, he is interested in dietary modification and supplementation to enhance sports performance in a variety of different settings.