Grow Your Vision

Welcome to the Taylor Group!  We're a young organic chemistry & chemical biology research group located in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Arizona.  Our research program is dedicated towards the development of new chemical reactions that can be used to study biological processes on the sub-molecular level as well as to enable the design and synthesis of new therapeutics.  Check out an overview of our research program here!

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions:

We have immediate openings for two post-doctoral researchers in the areas of chemical biology and organic chemistry.  We are looking for researchers who are interested in developing innovative new chemical strategies for protein modification and/or applying these techniques to the study of dynamic biological processes in live cells. 

 

For further details and and to access the official job posting, please see the following link:  Post-doctoral Research Associate 1

Graduate Students:

We will be looking to recruit new Ph.D. students into our group next year.  If you have either experience or enthusiasm for organic synthesis, reaction methods development, and photochemistry then you could be a great fit for our group.  Also, if you have experience and enthusiasm for developing innovative new approaches for studying biology, you could also be a great fit for our group! 

To get an overview of our group, feel free to peruse this website, or to contact us directly.

For more information on our graduate program, check out our webpage describing our graduate program.  

We are located in Tucson, AZ; a vibrant community located in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona.  While the word "desert" may conjure images of endless sand dunes, the Sonoran desert is very much alive and full of biodiversity, ranging from the iconic saguaro cactus to the stately palm and olive trees that line the entrances to the UA main campus.  As one of the oldest continuously farmed areas in North America, Tucson has a rich history and culture, and also boasts status a UNESCO City of Gastronomy Moreover, the city is surrounded on all sides by mountains, offering ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and even skiing.          

We are housed on the fourth floor of the modern Chemical Sciences Building where we have a nicely designed laboratory that maximizes both comfort and safety.  Our lab is equipped with state-of-the art instrumentation and equipment that allows us to combine organic synthesis, photophysics, and chemical biology into one laboratory.  The University of Arizona is also home to state-of-the-art core facilities that are staffed by experts in the field and equipped with the latest instrumentation in NMR, mass spectrometry, and microscopy/imaging (as well as many others!).  More information on core facilities at UA can be found here.  

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Recent News

July 2022:

  • Congratulations to group alumni Nicole Collins (now in the Chemical Biology Ph.D. program at Michigan) on being awarded an NIH F31 fellowship!

June 2022:

  • We're moving!  Starting in August of 2022, our group will be housed in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at the University of Arizona!

May 2022:

  • Mike receives the Presidential Scholarly Achievement Award from the University of Wyoming!

April 2022:

  • Congratulations to group alumni Tyler Myers (now a PhD student in Scott Miller's group at Yale) for being award an NSF GRFP!

  • The final version of our collaborative work with Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research is now out in JACS!   Congratulations to Taylor group members Caleb, Akash, Nicholas, and Nicole, as well as our collaborators at NIBR: Francisco, Dave, Glenna, Taylor Chien-Hsang, Michael, and Markus!  
    Here's the link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.1c10536