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Kevin Frankowski

Kevin grew up in central New Jersey and then migrated south to attend Virginia Tech, where he studied chemistry and German. While at Virginia Tech he synthesized potential anticonvulsant analogues in the laboratory of James F. Wolfe, setting him on the path to his current career. He received his PhD in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Delaware, mentored by Douglass F. Taber. He was a postdoctoral researcher working with Jeffrey Aubé at the University of Kansas, followed by a research associate in the KU Specialized Chemistry Center. He continues to collaborate as a chemist with the Aubé group in several roles. Currently a Research Assistant Professor, he is highly interested in developing novel tool molecules for CNS targets, notably the sigma and dopamine receptors. Outside the lab, Kevin enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking and orienteering.