Keith B Day, MD, PhD

Instructor in Neurology


Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Research Interests

Memory and cognition in epilepsy, glutamate neurotransmission in epilepsy, surgical outcomes in epilepsy, multimodal analysis of epilepsy


  • 2007 R. Von Myers II Award, presented from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to the senior medical student who exemplifies the commitment to excellence, high academic achievement, compassion, professional behavior, and tolerant understanding that characterized Dr. Myers, University of Kentucky College of Medicine Senior Awards Brunch
  • 2007 The Endocrine Society Award, University of Kentucky College of Medicine Senior Awards Brunch
  • 2007 The Medical Student Research Award, University of Kentucky College of Medicine Senior Awards Brunch
  • 2001-03, 2004-05 Morris K. Udall Fellowship, Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Center of Excellence
  • 2002 and 2004 Graduate Student Poster Awards for Outstanding Presentation, SFN, Bluegrass Chapter, Lexington, KY
  • 2003-04 Research Challenge Trust Fund Fellowship, University of Kentucky. Merit-based award from State Government


  • Hascup KN, Rutherford EC, Quintero JE, Day BK, Nickell JR, Pomerleau F, Huettl P, Burmeister JJ, Gerhardt GA. Second-by-Second Measures of L-Glutamate and Other Neurotransmitters Using Enzyme-Based Microelectrode Arrays. In: Michael AC, Borland LM, editors. Electrochemical Methods for Neuroscience. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press; 2007. Chapter 19.
  • Quintero JE, Day BK, Zhang Z, Grondin R, Stephens ML, Huettl P, Pomerleau F, Gash DM, Gerhardt GA. Amperometric measures of age-related changes in glutamate regulation in the cortex of rhesus monkeys. Exp Neurol. 2007 Dec;208(2):238-46. Epub 2007 Aug 22.
  • Day BK, Pomerleau F, Burmeister JJ, Huettl P, Gerhardt GA. Microelectrode array studies of basal and potassium-evoked release of L-glutamate in the anesthetized rat brain. J Neurochem. 2006 Mar;96(6):1626-35. Epub 2006 Jan 25.
  • Pomerleau F, Day BK, Huettl P, Burmeister JJ, Gerhardt GA. Real time in vivo measures of L-glutamate in the rat central nervous system using ceramic-based multisite microelectrode arrays. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003 Nov;1003:454-7. No abstract available.