Kevin Pinney, Ph.D.
Dr. Kevin Pinney is professor of chemistry
at Baylor University.
He received his Ph.D.
in chemistry from the
University of Illinois in
1990, followed that with
an NIH postdoctoral fellowship
at the University
of South Carolina, and
then came to Baylor in
1993. Dr. Pinney holds
one patent and has several
has authored many publications
and has made
at scientific meetings. His
primary research interests
center on issues surrounding
the molecular recognition of protein-binding sites. Most notable is the
development of photosensitive probes for the
colchicine binding site on tubulin as well as
the discovery of new classes of anticancer agents
which mediate their biological efficacy through a
binding interaction to the colchicine site, which
subsequently inhibits the ability of tubulin to
polymerize into microtubules. In addition, his
research group is interested in developing new
synthetic methodology for the preparation of
conjugated double bonds in a stereoselective
sense, the synthesis of natural and non-natural
products with intriguing chemical architecture as
well as important biological activity, and developing
new serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
To contact Dr. Pinney, feel free to email him at Kevin_Pinney@baylor.edu.