Robert W. Curley
Professor Emeritus
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
606 Riffe Building

Professional Interests

Dr. Curley's primary research interests lie in the area of the medicinal chemistry and biochemistry of important vitamin A metabolites with potential to function as cancer chemopreventive agents. A secondary interest involves developing strategies for the synthesis of stable isotope-labelled molecules to facilitate NMR structural studies of drug-receptor interactions and of receptor proteins themselves.


  • 2009 AAPS Fellow
  • 1993-1994 Pfeiffer Memorial Fellowship, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education
  • 1982-1984 National Research Service Fellowship, National Cancer Institute
  • 1981-1982 Abe Plough Citation Fellow, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education
  • 1979-1981 American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellowships
  • 1973-1975 Melvin A. Prawdzik Memorial Scholarships


  • Postdoctoral, 1984, University of Wisconsin
  • PhD, 1982, West Virginia University, Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • BS, 1978, University Of Connecticut, Pharmacy

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