B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics, University of Oregon, 2004
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008-2011
Mike received his B.S. in chemistry and applied mathematics from the University of Oregon in 2004, where he conducted undergraduate research with Prof. David Tyler. He earned his PhD in 2008 as an NSF predoctoral fellow under the joint direction of Profs. Robert Bergman and Kenneth Raymond at UC Berkeley, where he investigated supramolecular chemistry and proton-catalyzed reactions in supramolecular hosts. Mike then moved to MIT, joining the research group of Prof. Stephen Lippard as an NIH Pathway to Independence Postdoctoral Fellow, where he investigated methods for biological nitric oxide detection.
In 2011, Mike joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Oregon as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2016. He is also a member of the Materials Science Institute and an associate member of the Institute of Molecular Biology. His research interests are thematically based on different aspects of molecular recognition at the interface of bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry. Much of his lab focuses on developing chemical tools for H2S detection and quantification and using bioinorganic models to investigate the chemical mechanisms by which H2S exerts action.
|Selected Awards and Fellowships:
2016 UO Outstanding Early Career Award