We are an organic synthesis group that utilizes mechanistic insight to solve problems in catalysis and small molecule probe design. For more information please see our research page.
Education and Experience
2014-Present Assistant Professor - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
2013-2014 American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
2011-2014 Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
Mentor: Professor Christopher J. Chang
Research Area: Development of Probes for the Detection of CO and Reactive Oxygen Species
2006-2011 Graduate Student, University of Utah
Mentor: Professor Matthew S. Sigman
Thesis: Development of TBHP-Mediated Wacker-Type Oxidations: Application and Mechanistic Insight
2006 B.S., Chemistry, Western Washington University
Mentor: Professor James R. Vyvyan
Research Area: Enantioselective Synthesis of Heliannuols
Email: Brian.Michel at du.edu
Office: S.G. Mudd 232
Labs: S.G. Mudd 239 and 241
12-17-18 Congrats Sacha
Congratulations to Sacha Toussaint on being selected as 1 of "7 chemistry accounts we love on Instagram"
As of 11-2-18 Sacha's BEP paper was the 15th most read paper over the last 30 days in JACS! Congrats
Congrats to Brandon and Max on their publication in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry!
Congrats to Sacha and former undergraduate Ryan on their publication in JACS.
5/17/17 - Congrats to Max
Max McCallum is the 2017 recipient of the Ouststanding Undergraduate in Organic Chemistry (Balafas) Award!
5/12/17 - Congrats to Sacha
Sacha won the “Top Research Award” from the University of Denver Research and Performance Summit
10/15/16- Congrats to Brandon
Brandon placed 2nd in the KIHA grand opening poster presentation!
Meyers Symposium CSU
Welcome to the group Brandon Taylor (1st year graduate rotation student)
Welcome to the group Michael Schillinger (undergraduate) and Sacha Toussaint (1st year graduate rotation student)
Group outing to the Rockies game!
Congratulations to Stephen Moss for winning this years’ Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for the entire division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics!
Welcome to the group undergraduate Ryan Calkins!
Stop by and get some info about the DU chemistry department at ACS tomorrow and come see the Michel group poster on Wednesday evening.
Welcome to the group Leigh Gregg, who will be doing inter-term research in our lab!
Congratulations to Professor Tsuji for sharing the 2014 Tetrahedron prize with Professor Trost. My entire PhD work was on the development of new Wacker oxidations.
Welcome to the group Flo Bachrach!
Check out Brian's recent paper in JACS:
Welcome to the group Jae Ermer
Welcome to the group Lusha Xu!
Welcome to the group Stephen Moss!