Michael Taylor*

Assistant Professor
Accepting Students

Degrees and Appointments

  • Assistant Professor 2022-present, University of Arizona, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Assistant Professor 2017-2022, University of Wyoming, Department of Chemistry
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, 2012 - 2017
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Delaware, 2013
  • B.S. in Biochemistry, with honors, Salisbury University, 2006

Specialties: Chemical Biology, Photochemistry, Synthesis

Research Group Web Page

Research Description

Chemical transformations that create non-natural covalent bonds on biomolecules are truly empowering as they enable new approaches to the study of biological processes, drug discovery and therapeutic design, as well as the design of functional materials.  However, reactions that modify biomolecules must meet a stringent set of requirements in order to function in complex biological environments and thus their development presents a unique and exciting chemical challenge.