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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.  

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.  


Recent News

January 2024:

  • Congratulations to Nick for successfully defending his Ph.D. Thesis!

December 2023:

  • Welcome to undergraduate Sam Ellis who joins the group!

October 2023:

  • The final version of our work on cationic, aromatic sulfonate-esters as radical photocages has been published in JACS!  Congratulations to Nick!

    Here's the link.

August 2023:

  • Great job to Hieu from our group for participating in this work on viral protein oligomerization with the Marty Group that is now up on bioRxiv!  

    Here's the link.  

July 2023:

  • Our pre-print on cationic, aromatic sulfonate-esters as radical photocages is up on ChemRxiv!  Congratulations to Nick! 
    Here's the link.

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May 2023:

  • Welcome to undergraduate Ildefonso who joins the group for the summer!

April 2023:

  • Great job to undergraduates Isaac and Ronald for presenting posters at the UA CBC undergraduate research fair.  Great job to both, and congratulations to Ronald for winning 2nd prize!

March 2023:

  • Welcome to Dr. Pranab Saha, who joins the group!

January 2023:

  • Welcome to undergraduate student, Isaac, who joins the group!

  • Welcome to our first UA postdoc, Dr. Vishal Agarwal, who joins the group!

December 2022:

  • Welcome to our first UA graduate student, Hieu, who joins the group!

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