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Ian Mitchell Taylor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

About Ian Mitchell Taylor

Dr. I. Mitch Taylor is a bioanalytical chemist with an interest in both teaching and laboratory research. He greatly enjoys working with students to develop practical scientific knowledge and problem-solving skills that extend to all aspects of life. At home, Dr. Taylor is the proud father of two beautiful children, William and Adelaide, with his wife, Julie. He loves to travel, eat good food, and listen to music.


B.S., Westminster College, Department of Chemistry

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry

Post-Doctoral Research, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Bioengineering


General Chemistry I and II Lecture and Lab

Quantitative Analysis Lecture and Lab

Advanced Physical Methods

Instrumental Analysis

Research Interests

Dr. I. Mitchell Taylor maintains an active research laboratory focused on developing novel electrochemical biosensors for the real-time detection of neurochemicals in the brain. Taylor staffs the laboratory with motivated Saint Vincent students interested in gaining experience with independent research.

Selected Publications

“Real-time Fast Scan Cyclic Voltammetry detection and quantification of exogenously administered melatonin in mice brain.” Castagnola, E, Robbins, E.M., Woeppel, K,M, McGuier, M, Golabchi, A, Taylor, I.M., Michael, A.C., Cui, X.T. (2020) Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.

“Electrochemical detection of exogenously administered melatonin in the brain.” Castagnola, E, Woeppel, K, Golabchi, A, McGuier, M, Chodapaneedi, N, Metro, J, Taylor, I.M., Cui, X.T. (2020) Analyst.

“Direct in vivo electrochemical detection of resting dopamine using PEDOT/CNT functionalized microelectrodes.” Taylor, I.M., Patel, N, Freedman, N,C, Castagnola, E, Cui, X.T. (2019) Anal. Chem.

“Facile Synthesis of a 3,4-Ethylene-Dioxythiophene (EDOT) Derivative for Ease of Bio-functionalization.” Wu, B, Cao, B, Taylor, I.M., Woeppel, K, Cui, X.T. (2019) Frontiers in Chemistry.

“Aptamer-functionalized neural recording electrodes for the direct measurement of cocaine in vivo.” Taylor, I.M., Du, Z., Bigelow, E.T., Eles, J.R., Horner, A.R., Catt, K.A., Weber, S.G., Jamieson, B.G., Cui, X.T. (2017) J. Mater. Chem. B. 5, 2445-2458.

“Enhanced dopamine detection sensitivity by PEDOT/graphene oxide coating on in vivo carbon fiber electrodes.” Taylor, I.M., Robbins, E.M., Catt, K.A., Cody, P.A, Happe, C.L., Cui, X.T. (2016) Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 89; 1, 400-410)

“Kinetic diversity of dopamine transmission in the dorsal striatum.” Taylor, I.M., Walters, S.H., Erika L. Varner, Zhan Shu, Kathleen M. Bartlow, Kathryn M. Nesbitt, Andrea S. Jaquins-Gerstl, Micheal, A.C. (2015) J. Neurochem. 133; 4, 522-531.