Robert R. Kane, Ph.D.
Bob Kane is Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Baylor University. He serves as director of the Center for Drug Discovery and interim director of the Institute of Biomedical Studies. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry with a specialization in synthesis from Texas Tech University in 1990. After a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA he joined the faculty at Baylor in 1996. Dr. Kane is the author of more than 40 publications and one text book, holds several patents, has received more than two million dollars in research grants, and has served as a consultant for several biotech companies. His research interests include the development of novel coenzyme-dependent DNA enzymes, the synthesis and biological evaluation of novel anti-cancer, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic compounds, the synthesis and characterization of tissue-bonding agents, and the synthesis and evaluation of poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. Techniques used in his group's research include organic synthesis, protein and oligonucleotide characterization and manipulation, whole-tissue modification, mammalian cell culture, molecular and cell biology, and photochemistry.
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