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Richard A. Day, Ph.D.

Richard A. Day, Ph.D. PhotoRichard A. Day, Ph.D.
Current OrganizationUniversity of Cincinnati
Type of OrganizationUniversity
Major ProductHigher education
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeB.S., Chemistry, Iowa State University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1958
BornApril 4, 1931, Kellogg, Iowa
Honors & AwardsChemist of the Year Award, 1988; Distinguished of the Year, 1990; Dillwyn Ratcliff Award, 1991
Published Works120 articles in reviewed journals, most recent: "Cross-linking as a tool in analyzing protein complexes in the intact cell" in Recent Res. Devel. Protein Eng. 2, pp 153-167, 2002; "Detecting Protein-protein Interactions in the Intact Cell of Bacillus subtilis" (ATCC 6633), J. Bacteriol. 185, 4268-4275, 2003; "3-Alkoxy-5-isoxazolidinones mimic beta-lactams", Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 311, 267-271, 2003; Patents: Hydride catalyzed condensation, 5-Isoxazolidinone candidate antibiotics
AffiliationsAmerican Chemical Society; American Society for Molecular Biology; American Society for Mass Spectrometry; American Society for Microbiology
Hobbies & SportsAstronomy, archaeology, nuclear engineering
Career AccomplishmentsIn the course of research at the University of Cincinnati, he developed several novel approaches to Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry and Nuclear Chemistry; He developed a new way to determine protein-protein interactions in the intact cell, an essential aspect of understanding processes in the cell; He devised a short synthesis of beta-lactams and beta-lactam mimics--these are the first ever mimics that possess good antibiotic activity; He discovered a means for carrying out chemically catalyzed nuclear fusion that converts non-radioactive, harmless isotopes of hydrogen into non-radioactive, harmless isotopes of helium and lithium
Work HistoryHe has been involved in chemical education at the University of Cincinnati since 1959, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels; He organized the Biochemistry Division of the Department of Chemistry in 1969; He was Chairman of the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society and President of the University of Cincinnati chapter of Sigma Xi, an honorary society; He served as faculty representative to the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees for 2 terms; In graduate research, he guided numerous M.S. and Ph.D. dissertation projects
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