Andrew Smith

Professor, Biology


Smith Lab

My contribution to the development of a novel medical glue was highlighted this summer by articles in the Smithsonian Magazine, Science News, PBS and The Washington Post. (See articles below.)

Most recently, I was interview with BBC Radio. The interview was featured in an episode of their CrowdScience program.  His talk, "What is the Point of Slime?", aired on the August 17, 2020 episode (available for download). The episode is 34 minutes, and my part is featured in the first eight minutes or so, and then periodically throughout the rest of the episode.

I was a guest on the show "Tell Me Something I Don't Know", a podcast hosted by Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics.

The episode was called "All about bugs (of the animal and computer varieties)" (episode 32). The episode was aired on Oct.22 and is available at the website   

IC News has a full article on this entitled, "Ithaca College Slug Goo Researcher Andy Smith Wins Game Show".  

I was also interviewed on CBC radio’s weekly science show “Quirks and Quarks”. The show was aired on Saturday May 4th, and Monday May 6th. It will be aired again on Wednesday May 8th at 3pm in selected markets. The interview is also available as a podcast. Quirks and Quarks is an award-winning show heard by a national audience of 800,000 people. The article with accompanying interview is available at .