NC State

Robert Smart Lab

The Smart Lab has several major interests including:

i) basic keratinocyte and skin biology

ii) skin cancer development and progression

iii) understanding how cells make decisions to live or undergo regulated cell death in response to DNA damage and tumor stress

These studies are focused on CCAAT/enhancer binding protein transcription factor (C/EBPβ), long noncoding RNAs such as lincRNAp21 (aka Trp53Cor1) and SOAL, and the transcription factor Nrf2.