Kane Research Group

The Kane research group specializes in the synthesis of bioactive small-molecules designed with specialized delivery strategies in mind.  An additional focus in our group is on bioconjugation chemistry (reactions with soluble proteins or intact live tissue) as a strategy for drug delivery.  Many of the compounds that we synthesize modulate pathways in innate immunity.

Dr. Kane serves as an associate professor in the department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and as Director of the Institute of Biomedical Studies. Bob earned his B.S. degree at Texas Lutheran College and his Ph.D. at Texas Tech, and joined the Baylor faculty in 1996 after completing a postdoc at UCLA. Dr. Kane’s research is focused on specialized applications of synthetic chemistry in areas such as vaccine development, transplantation, and wound healing. 

Bob is a Baylor 'Faculty in Residence', and he and his wife Deb live with Baylor students in the University Parks Apartments.  Click here to read more about this. 

We do stuff to make stuff for islets and maybe other stuff. Read More

Our Research Group

End of Semester Party - Christmas Gift Exchange  December 2018

TOP (Left to right): Jeremy, Michael, Harold, Kevin, and Liam

BOTTOM (Left to right): Blair, Jessica, Allie, Hannah, and Alyssa

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Department Chemistry & Biochemistry

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