NC State

Robert Smart Lab

Major Interests include: 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.