Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy

Robert A. Coover PhD

Assistant Professor Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences

(336) 841-2807

4029 Congdon Hall





PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015,
Virginia Commonwealth University

BS Chemistry 2011,
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Postdoctoral training:

Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Hematology and Cancer biology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 2015-2019

Robert Coover received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He then received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. After honing skills in chemistry and its application to medicine, he decided to postdoc in an environment that would complement those skills and allow him to work on his life’s passion: Developing effective treatments for Neurofibromatosis Type 1. He did his postdoc at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital under the mentorship of Nancy Ratner. While there he successfully obtained external funding and published his research. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy, Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences at High Point University, where he heads a lab that utilizes his dual training to target and treat NF1.

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