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Robert Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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 theory designed to prevent biological invasion. As a mentor to Honors Thesis students, he welcomes highly focused and energetic students to join the lab in thesis projects.

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