Victor Day, Ph.D.
Director, X-ray Crystallography Lab
Malott Hall, room 6044

Victor Day is a Senior Scientist at the University of Kansas and serves as the Laboratory Director for the X-ray Crystallography Laboratory. He is has a appointment as Courtesy Professor in the Chemistry Department at KU.

Day received his bachelor of science in Chemistry summa cum laude in 1965 from the University of Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1969. He then served as a NIH postdoctoral fellow in protein crystallography with F. A. Cotton at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1969-1971, and then continued as a research associate from 1971-72 at MIT.

Day served as assistant professor, associate professor and then professor of chemistry at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE from 1972-2005, before coming to The University of Kansas.

His honors and awards include:

1965-1969 NSF Graduate Fellow
1969-1971 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
1975-1980 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
1976, 1978 Maude Hammond Fling Fellow, University of Nebraska

He holds professional memberships in the groups and honor societies that include the American Chemical Society, the American Crystallographic Association, the American Institute of Physics, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Lambda Upsilon, and Sigma Xi.

Recent Publications:

Valasani, K.R., Chaney, M.O., Day, V.W., Shidu, Yan, S. (2013) Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors: Structure Based Design, Synthesis, Pharmacophore Modeling and Virtual Screening. J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2013 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23777291

Frankowski, K., Patnaik, S., Schoenen, F., Huang, S., Norton, J., Wang, C., Titus, S., Ferrer, M., Zheng, W., Southall, N., Day, V.W., Aubé, J., Marugan, J.J. (2012) Discovery and Development of Small Molecules That Reduce PNC Prevalence. Probe Reports from the NIH Molecular Libraries Program [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Center for Biotechnology Information (US); 2010-. PMID: 23762948

Miller, M.R., Zou, B., Shi, J., Flaherty, D.P., Simpson, D.S., Yao, T., Maki, B.E., Day, V.W., Douglas, J.T., Wu, M., McManus, O.B., Golden, J.E., Aubé, J., Li, M. (2012) Development of a Selective Chemical Inhibitor for the Two-Pore Potassium Channel, KCNK9. Probe Reports from the NIH Molecular Libraries Program [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Center for Biotechnology Information (US); 2010-2012 Apr 16 [updated 2013 Feb 28]. PMID: 23658958

Leto, D.F., Ingram, R., Day, V.W., Jackson, T.A. (2013) Spectroscopic properties and reactivity of a mononuclear oxomanganese(IV) complex. Chem Commun (Camb). 49(47):5378-80. PMID: 23657204

Painter, T.O., Bunn, J.R., Schoenen, F.J., Douglas, J.T., Day, V.W., Santini, C. (2013) Skeletal diversification via heteroatom linkage control: preparation of bicyclic and spirocyclic scaffolds from N-substituted homopropargyl alcohols. J. Org. Chem. 78(8):3720-30. PMID: 23510238

Zhang, H., Bazzill, J., Gallagher, R.J., Subramanian, C., Grogan, PT., Day, V.W., Kindscher, K., Cohen, M.S., Timmermann, B.N. (2013) Antiproliferative with anolides from Datura wrightii. J. Nat. Prod. 76(3):445-9. PMID: 23252848

Wang, Q.Q., Day, V.W., Bowman-James, K. (2013) Chemistry and structure of a host-guest relationship: the power of NMR and X-ray diffraction in tandem. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135(1):392-9. PMID: 23194374

Moyer, B.A., Custelcean, R., Hay, B.P., Sessler, J.L., Bowman-James, K., Day, V.W., Kang, S.O. (2013) A case for molecular recognition in nuclear separations: sulfate separation from nuclear wastes. Inorg. Chem. 52(7):3473-90. PMID: 23134587

Wang, Q.Q., Begum, R.A., Day, V.W., Bowman-James, K. (2012) Sulfur, oxygen, and nitrogen mustards: stability and reactivity. Org. Biomol. Chem. 10(44):8786-93. PMID: 23070251

Salunke, D.B., Yoo, E., Shukla, N.M., Balakrishna, R., Malladi, S.S., Serafin, K.J., Da,y V.W., Wang, X., David, S.A. (2012) Structure-activity relationships in human Toll-like receptor 8-active 2,3-diamino-furo[2,3-c]pyridines. J. Med. Chem. 55(18):8137-51. Epub 2012 Sep 7. PMID: 22924757

Marinaro, W.A., Schieber, L.J., Munson, E.J., Day, V.W., Stella, V.J. (2012) Properties of a model aryl boronic acid and its boroxine. J. Pharm. Sci. 101(9):3190-8. PMID: 22614918

Lovell, K.M., Vasiljevik, T., Araya, J.J., Lozama, A., Prevatt-Smith, K.M., Day, V.W., Dersch, C.M., Rothman, R.B., Butelman, E.R., Kreek, M.J., Prisinzano, T.E. (2012) Semisynthetic neoclerodanes as kappa opioid receptor probes. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 20(9):3100-10. PMID: 22464684

Hossain, M.A., Kang, S.O., Kut, J.A., Day, V.W., Bowman-James, K. (2012) Influence of charge on anion receptivity in amide-based macrocycles. Inorg. Chem. 51(8):4833-40. PMID: 22462618

Wang, Q.Q., Day, V.W., Bowman-James, K. (2012) Supramolecular encapsulation of tetrahedrally hydrated guests in a tetrahedron host. Angew Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 51(9):2119-23. PMID: 22275143

Prevatt-Smith, K.M., Lovell, K.M., Simpson, D.S., Day, V.W., Douglas, J.T., Bosch, P., Dersch, C.M., Rothman, R.B., Kivell, B., Prisinzano, T.E. (2011) Potential Drug Abuse Therapeutics Derived from the Hallucinogenic Natural Product Salvinorin A. Medchemcomm. 2(12):1217-1222. PMID: 22442751

Kang, S.O., Lynch, V.M., Day, V.W., Anslyn, E.V. (2011) Enthalpy vs Entropy Driven Complexation of Homoallylic Alcohols by Rh(I) Complexes. Organometallics. 30(22):6233-6240. PMID: 22328800

Day, Timothy P.; Sil, Ditesh; Shukla, Nikunj M.; Anbanandam, Asokan; Day, Victor W.; David, Sunil A. (2011) Imbuing Aqueous Solubility to Amphotericin B and Nystatin with a Vitamin",, Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2011, 8, 297-301.

Yin, Guochuan; Danby, Andrew M.; Day, Victor W.; Roy, Suparna Baksi; Carter, John; Scheper, William M.; Busch, Daryle H. (2011) Similarities and Differences in Properties and Behavior of Two H2O2-Activated Manganese Catalysts having Structures Differing Only by Methyl and Ethyl Substituents. J. Coord. Chem. 64: 4-17.

Kang, Sung Ok; Day, Victor W.; Bowman-James, Kristin, (2010) Fluoride: Solution- and Solid-State Structural Binding Probe”, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010, 75, 277-283.

Geiger, Robert A.; Cattoadhyay, Swarup; Day, Victor W.; Jackson, Timothy A.A (2010) Series of Peroxomanganese (III) Complexes Supported by Tetradentate Aminopyridyl Ligands: Detailed Spectroscopic and Computational Studies",, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132: 2821-2831.

Stozak, Michal; Yao, Lei; Day, Victor W.; Powell, Douglas R.; Aubé, Jeffrey (2010) Structural Characterization of N-Protonated Amides: Regioselective N-Activation of Medium-Bridged Twisted Lactams", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132: 8836-8837.

Chattopadhyay, Kalicharan; Jana, Ranjan; Day, Victor W.; Douglas, Justin T.; Tunge, Jon A. (2010) Mechanistic Origin of the Stereodivergence in Decarboxylative Allylation. Organic Letters 12: 3042-3045.

Mendy, John S.; Pilate, Marcy L.; Horne, Toyketa; Day, Victor W.; Hossain, Md. (2010) AlamgirEncapsulation and Selective Recognition of Sulfate Anion in an Azamacrocycle in Water. J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Comm. 46: 6084-6086.

Kang, Sung Ok; Day, Victor W.; Bowman-James, Kristin (2010) Tricyclic Host for Linear Anions. Inorg. Chem. 49: 8629-8636.

Kang, Sung-Ok; Llinares, Jose M.; Day, Victor W.; Bowman-James, Kristin (2010) Cryptand-like Anion Receptors. Chem. Soc. Reviews 39: 3980-4003.

Maher, Tiffany R.; Spaeth, Andrew D.; Neal, Brad M.; Berrie, Cindy; Thompson, Ward H.; Day, Victor W.; Barybin, Mikhail V. (2010) Linear 6,6'-Biazulenyl Framework Featuring Isocyanide Termini: Synthesis, Structure, Redox Behavior, Complexation and Self-Assembly on Au(111). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132: 15924-15926.

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