Brian J. Day, PhD

Brian J. Day
Brian J. Day, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Day serves as the Vice Chair of Research in the Medicine Office of Research.
Vice Chair of Research, Medicine Office of Research
Department of Medicine
Research AreasResearch Areas

Special Interests

Research Interests

Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, chronic beryllium disease, interstitial lung disease, sulfur mustard lung injury, drug development. Adaptive glutathione responses to cigarette smoke in COPD. (NIH RO1 HL084469-05) (Primary Investigator). Novel Antioxidant Therapeutics for Sulfur Mustard Toxicity. (NIH U54 ES015678-06) (Project 2 Leader). Modulation of lung inflammation by CFTR-dependent thiols. (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Grant) (Primary Investigator). Targeting oxidative stress in chronic beryllium disease.(NIH RO1 ES017582-04) (Multiple Primary Investigator).


Purdue University (W Lafayette, IN), PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Montana (Missoula, MT), BS with Honors, School of Pharmacy
Duke University (Durham, NC), Post-doctoral Integrated Toxicology & Pulmonary Fellow

Awards & Recognition

Basic Sciences Section Head, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health
Chief Science Officer, Aeolus Pharmaceuticals
Chairman, Board of Publications Committee, Mechanisms Specialty Section Councilor, Society of Toxicology
NIH Study Section Member, LIRR

Professional Memberships

Society of Toxicology
American Thoracic Society
Society of Free Radical Biology and Medicine
American Heart Association
American Chemical Society


Dobis, D.R., Sawyer R.T., Gillespie M.M., Huang J., Newman L.S., Maier L.A. and Day B.J. Modulation of Lymphocyte Proliferation by Antioxidants in Chronic Beryllium Disease. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 177:1002-1011, 2008.

Day, B.J. Antioxidants as potential therapeutics for lung fibrosis. Antiox Redox Sig,10:355-370, 2008.

Kachadourian, R and Day, B.J. Flavonoid-induced glutathione depletion: potential implications for cancer treatment. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 41:65-76, 2006.

Velsor, L.W., Kariya C.,Kachadourian, R., and Day, B.J. Mitochondrial oxidative stress in the lungs of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein mutant mice. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 35:579-586, 2006.

Day BJ, van Heeckeren AM, Min E, and Velsor L. Role for CFTR in a glutathione response to bronchopulmonary pseudomonas infection. Infect Immun 72:2045-2051, 2004.

Academic Affiliations

Professor of Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Immunology, University of Colorado Denver
Professor, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver

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