Victor K. Outlaw
Assistant Professor
309 Chemistry


B.S. Chemistry, University of Virginia, 2006
Ph.D. Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 2015

Professional Experience: 

Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, 2021-
Assistant Scientist, University of Wisconsin, 2020-2021
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin, 2015-2020

Honors and Awards:
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship), 2017-2018


Research in the Outlaw Lab lies at the intersection of organic synthesis, chemical biology, and biophysics. Using a combination of techniques from these fields, we seek to create molecular architectures as tools to study and therapeutics to treat human disease.

Current areas of focus are: 1) Development of synthetic methodology to access molecular scaffolds of pharmaceutical interest, 2) Design of synthetic peptides with distinct three-dimensional architectures and enhanced properties, and 3) Identification and disruption of viral protein-protein interactions.