Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois in 1968, Quentin J. Cole graduated from Robert Morris University Illinois, before continuing his training in North Carolina State University, where he earned a B.S. in chemistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Quentin J. Cole participate in various research projects related to the development of original technologies for synthesis of medicinal substances such as betahistine, acenocoumarol, warfarin and others. In 1995, he enrolled in California Institute of Technology where he studied Organic Chemistry. In late 2000, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania as an American Cancer Society post-doctoral fellow in the laboratories of Professor Amos B. Smith. In the fall of 2003, he began his independent career at University of Georgia College of Pharmacy where he taught a course in chemical and pharmaceutical technology. Furthermore, he was a lecturer of organic chemistry, and participates in research in the areas of molecular pharmacology, molecular pharmaceutics, drug discovery and medicinal chemistry.