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Biochemistry and Chemistry Programs

W.C. Morris Building
Room 417
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4948
Fax: 660-543-8142

Stalick, Dr. Wayne

Dr. Wayne StalickProfessor Emeritus

University of Central Missouri
Biochemistry, Chemistry & Physics
W.C. Morris Building, Room 417
Warrensburg, MO 64093

B.A. Chemistry: University of Oregon
Ph. D. Organic Chemistry: Northwestern University

Courses Regularly Taught

Introduction to Science: Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry

Dr. Stalick joined the UCM faculty in the fall of 2004 as the department Chair of Chemistry and Physics. His primary teaching duties are involved with the General Education course Introduction to Science: Chemistry. Before coming to Warrensburg, Dr. Stalick was a full professor of chemistry at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where he was heavily involved with teaching the non science majors organic/biochemistry course in addition to the general and advanced organic chemistry courses. Before that, he was an instructor of organic chemistry at The Ohio State University where he also was a postdoctoral fellow under the guidance of Mel Newman. His first position out of graduate school was as a visiting assistant professor at San Jose State University.

Research Interests

Dr. Stalick's research interests are in the area of synthetic organic chemistry. He currently is investigating synthetic pathways to making ?-carbolines which are known to be biologically active and are being tested for such things as antipsychotic drugs, anticancer agents, antiHIV agents, or as a drug to fight tuberculosis. He is also working on several syntheses of compounds in the class of 4-hydroxy -2-alkyl quinolines, which have been isolated from bacteria and are know iron chelators. It is hoped that these compounds can be used as clinical therapy for iron overload in humans. Some of the compounds synthesized and the pathways to make them have been patented and we are anxiously awaiting the results of biological tests to determine their viability as drugs or prodrugs of interest to the medical field. In addition to his interest in the aforementioned heterocyclic compounds, he also was trained as a catalytic chemist and is still pursuing the synthesis of compounds of interest to the petroleum industry.

A complete curriculum vita and a list of publications, patents, and presentations is available on his personal homepage