Val Stella
  • University Distinguished Professor Emeritus
School of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 280
University of Kansas
2093 Constant Ave
Lawrence, KS 66047


  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • B.Pharm., Victorian College of Pharmacy, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Research Overview

General research interests might be defined as the application of physical organic chemistry to solving pharmaceutical problems (prodrugs, drug stability, biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics, especially as they relate to prodrugs, dissolution and other phase transport phenomena, etc. Specifically:

  • Prodrugs
  • Novel Drug Delivery Systems
  • Preformulation Studies on Parenteral Cytotoxic and AntiAIDs Drugs
  • Development and Assessment of Novel, Modified Cyclodextrins
  • Sulfenamides as Prodrugs
  • Novel Peroxide Scavengers

Research Interests

  • Prodrugs
  • Drug Stability
  • Cyclodextrins
  • Drug Formulation

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