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About Robert P. Smith

I received my Ph. D. in Biology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Under the guidance of Dr. Myron Smith, I predominantly investigated the mechanism of un-24 mediated nonself recognition from Neurospora crassa. I was also an active member and coordinator of the Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program. I received a Canadian Graduate Scholarship, a Young Ambassador of Science Award and was named a Graduate Student Ambassador.

After graduation, I was a Post-Doctoral associate at Duke University. Under the guidance of Dr. Lingchong You, I used a combination of systems biology and synthetic biology to investigate mechanisms of antibiotics resistance and the spread of invasive species. Furthermore, I was a Duke Scholar in Infectious Disease, where was exposed to the clinical side of infectious diseases, including their pathogenesis, diagnoses and treatment.

Outside of research, I am actively involved in STEM outreach activities with K-12 students. Here, I was recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer in a Health Research Program.

Positions

2012 - Present Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Department of Biological Sciences
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2011 - 2013 Duke Scholar in Infectious Disease, Duke University
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Honors and Awards

  • Duke Scholars in Infectious Diseases Program
  • Graduate Student Ambassador Award
  • Let’s Talk Science National Coordinator Award
  • Young Ambassador Scientist Award
  • Outstanding Volunteer in a Health Research Program
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award
  • David and Rachel Epstein Award
  • NSERC Canadian Graduate Scholarship
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Society of Chemical Industry
  • Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Education

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2009 - 2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Duke University
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2005 - 2009 Ph.D., Department of Biology, Carleton University
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2001 - 2005 B.Sc., Biology and Biotechnology, Carleton University
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Contact Information

(954) 262-7979

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Articles (15)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Robert P. Smith.

Presentations (4)

Interviews and refereed conference proceedings (5)

Books and Book Contributions (5)

Book and book contributions written or co-written by Dr. Robert P. Smith.