Richard E. Taylor
In addition to his appointment in California, Taylor maintains his research program on the campus at Notre Dame, where he has been a member of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry since 1995 and an affiliated faculty member of the University’s Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery & Development as well as the Harper Cancer Research Institute. Taylor’s research lab develops chemical and biological methods for accessing natural products and studies their therapeutical potential for cancer and rare disease indications. As of July 1, 2017, Rich Taylor, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, is the interim director of Notre Dame California, through which he is charged with developing the University’s presence on the West Coast. Prior to this position, Taylor was acting director of the Warren Center for Drug Discovery where here currently maintains a position as program director of rare disease research and development.
Rich Taylor received his B.S. degree from SUNY Oswego (1987) and his Ph.D. degree from Rensselaer (1992). He did three years of postdoctoral research at Stanford University prior to his appointment at Notre Dame in 1995.From 2008-2013, he served as associate dean of research and graduate education in the College of Science, playing a key role in the entrepreneurial programs in the College including establishment of the ESTEEM program. Taylor played leading efforts to secure training grants and develop interdisciplinary programs in the college. His capacities as a program-builder were also evident in his critical contributions to the creation of what is now the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases as well as the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development, where he served as acting director until Summer 2017. In 2013, he was appointed associate vice president for research to be project leader for McCourtney Hall, a position he held until the state-of-theart facility’s opening this past summer.
Rich Taylor received his B.S. degree from SUNY Oswego (1987) and his Ph.D. degree from Rensselaer (1992). He did three years of postdoctoral research at Stanford University prior to his appointment at Notre Dame in 1995.