Valentino Stella

Valentino Stella
  • University Distinguished Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Contact Info

Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 280
2093 Constant Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66047


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


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