Dr. Nikolay N. Gerasimchuk



Department

Chemistry

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Chemistry
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Biography

The main focus of Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk's scientific curiosity is chemistry and applications of oxime-bearing ligands and their metal complexes. Specifically he is interested in a new class of low molecular weight organic molecules - cyanoximes. Many cyanoximes and their metal derivatives have shown significant biological activity ranging from antimicrobial and cytotic, to growth regulation in plants and organophosphorous pesticides detoxifying agents (antidots).

The biological properties of these compounds is reflected in many of Gerasimchuk's patents, presentations and publications. One of the research projects his group is dedicated to is synthesis, characterization and in-vitro biological studies of antimicrobial activity (Ag complexes) and cytotoxicity (Pd, Pt; organotin(IV)) of a large group of previously unknown metallocyanoximates. This work is carried out in collaboration with Prof. Paul Durham from MSU's biology department. Another project is dealing with preparation of coordination polymers with metal ions, such as Tl(I) or Pt(II) in close special proximity to each other, often almost as close as distance in these metallic elements.


Details

Education

  • PhD in Bioinorganic Chemistry, 1996, the University of Kansas
  • PhD in Coordination Chemistry, 1985, Kiev State University
  • MS in Chemistry, 1981, Kiev State University 
  • BS in Chemistry, 1981, Kiev State University 

 

Teaching

  • CHM 160 General Chemistry
  • CHM 160-999 General Chemistry Honors College course 
  • CHM 105 General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHM 175 General Chemistry laboratory
  • CHM 375/515 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHM 376 Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory
  • CHM 597 Chemical Glassware and Scientific Glassblowing
  • CHM 525/625 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHM 625/725 Organometallic Chemistry
  • CHM 597 Introduction into Bioinorganic Chemistry

Professional experience

  • Post-doctoral training and work at North Dakota State University, 1997-1998 
  • Post-doctoral training and work at Pharmacyclics, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, 1998-2001 

Affiliations:

  • American Chemical Society 
  • American Crystallographic Association 
  • Midsouth Inorganic Chemists Association 

Research and professional interests

  • Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, and medical-biological applications of oxime-based ligands and their bivalent Pd and Pt complexes
  • Light-insensitive 2D coordination polymers based on Ag(I)-cyanoximates and their sensor applications
  • Self-assembled nano-size 1D coordination polymers of Pt and Tl cyanoximates
  • X-ray crystallography of small molecules.

Awards and honors

  • The Atwood Research and Teaching Award, Missouri State University, 2016
  • Research Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2015
  • Service Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2014
  • Foundation Award for Research, Missouri State University, 2014
  • Certificate of Recognition from Program Chair for Extraordinary Contribution to the Success of 2013 Midwest Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, 2013
  •  Research Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2012
  • Best Undergraduate Research Student Mentor Award - 2nd Place Student Presentation, Missouri State University, 2011
  • Service Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2006
  • Teaching Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2005
  • Research Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2004

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Areas of expertise

Science


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