Dr. Robert R. Kane
Bob was born in Minneapolis MN and lived in Maitland FL before moving to Dallas, TX for 4th grade. After graduating from WT White HS in Dallas, he attended Texas Lutheran College (TLC; now Texas Lutheran University), where he had the opportunity to perform research with Preston Reeves. Jumping the gun, he moved to Texas Tech University just a bit before finishing his BS at TLC. After straightening out that small detail he officially began graduate work with Robert Walkup at TTU in the area of total synthesis and synthetic methodology. Upon earning the PhD he moved to UCLA for postdoctoral work with MF Hawthorne, where he made homogeneous hydrophilic boron-rich compounds and conjugated them to antibodies.
Bob joined the faculty at Baylor University in 1996, where he is now an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Director of the Institute of Biomedical Studies.
B.S. Texas Lutheran College - 1987
Mentor - Dr. Preston Reeves
Ph.D. Texas Tech University - 1990
Mentor - Dr. Robert Walkup
Postdoctoral Fellow UCLA - 1991-1996
(NIH Fellow - 1992-1995)
Mentor - Dr. M. Frederick Hawthorne