14th International Conference on the Chemistry of Antibiotics and other Bioactive Compounds, 13-16 October 2015, Texas, USA


Richard Taylor, Notre Dame University, USA

Richard Taylor Richard Taylor received his B.S. degree in chemistry from SUNY Oswego, 1987, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute under the direction of the late Arthur G. Schultz, 1992. From 1992-1995, he did postdoctoral work with Professor Paul A. Wender at Stanford University, culminating in a total synthesis of the anticancer natural product taxol. In 1995 he began his independent career at the University of Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor and rose to his current rank of Professor of Chemistry in 2004. Professor Taylor is currently an Associate Vice President for Research and Interim-Director of the Warren Family Center for Drug Discovery and Development. Professor Taylor’s research interests include the use of synthetic and biosynthetic techniques to prepare biologically active polyketides and investigate their chemotherapeutic potential. For several years they have been interested in natural products that affect proteostasis, the regulation of proteins through modulation of translation, folding and degradation pathways. Recent studies in their lab, have identified new leads for a rare disease through modulation of alternative splicing. Professor Taylor’s honors and awards include the National Science Foundation Early Career Award, an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant, the Eli Lilly Grantee Award, and several undergraduate teaching awards. In 2010, he was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a co-author of over 75 independent papers and since beginning at Notre Dame has presented over 100 invited lectures.

Presentation title: Chemical and biological syntheses of polyketide regulators of Proteostasis

« Go Back

Organised by




Supporting Journal

Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters