Robin Kinnel

Robin Kinnel
Robin Kinnel

Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry Emeritus and Lecturer in Chemistry

Science Center 1067

Robin Kinnel, an organic chemist, pursued research in physical organic chemistry but became captivated by the chemistry of natural products, particularly from the marine environment. His fascination with the marine environment led to work at the University of Hawaii and publications about naturally occurring compounds with unusual structures and promising biological activity. Most recently he has studied the structures of small peptides in solution, carrying out syntheses of compounds isolated from cyanobacteria, and attempting to synthesize peptidomimetics useful against breast cancer. He has a doctorate in chemistry from MIT.

Appointed to the Faculty: 1966

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