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Robert Smith, Ph.D.

Robert Smith
Assistant Professor

NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

Honors Courses

  • HONR 4990 Independent Study: Honors Thesis Research

Honors Engagement

  • Mentors honors thesis students
  • Provides guest lectures in honors seminars

Research Focus

  • Synthetic Biology to Study Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics
  • Synthetic Biology to Design Tools to Prevent Invasion
  • Systems Biology to Understand Antibiotic Resistance


  • Post-Doctoral Associate, Duke University
  • Ph.D., Carleton University
Robert Smith’s research focuses on using synthetic biology to develop tools or theories designed to prevent biological invasion. As a mentor to honors thesis students, he welcomes highly focused and energetic students to join the lab for thesis projects.
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