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Dr. Robin L. Cooper obtained a dual BS degree (Chemistry and Zoology) from Texas Tech Univ. in 1983. He obtained a Ph.D. in 1989 in Physiology from the School of Medicine, Texas Tech Univ. He then went on for postdoctoral training (1989-1992) at the University of Basel, Sch. of Medicine, Basel, Switzerland and a second postdoctoral stent (1992-1996) in the Department of Physiology at the Univ. Toronto, Sch. of Medicine, Toronto, Canada. He then Joined the Dept. of Biology at the University of Kentucky in 1996 and is now professor and director of the undergraduate neuroscience program at the University of Kentucky. He also obtained a BSN in nursing in 2012 and practiced nursing as an RN from 2011 to 2017. He has received several teaching awards: Kentucky Academy of Sciences Excellence in high education teaching, Arts and Sciences Excellence in undergraduate mentoring and, Provost Award for excellence in teaching.
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