• Biographical Description

    • 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

  • Contact Information

    • Office: 303.871.2595

      Email: Brian.Michel at du.edu

      Office: S.G. Mudd 232

      Labs: S.G. Mudd 239 and 241

  • Group News

    • 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!

    • 5/20/16

      Meyers Symposium


    • Meyers Symposium CSU

    • 12/14/15

      Welcome to the group Brandon Taylor (1st year graduate rotation student)

    • 9/29/15

      Welcome to the group Michael Schillinger (undergraduate) and Sacha Toussaint (1st year graduate rotation student)

    • 8/16/2015.JPG

      Group outing to the Rockies game!

    • 5/27/2015

      Congratulations to Stephen Moss for winning this years’ Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for the entire division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics!

    • 5/25/2015

      Welcome to the group undergraduate Ryan Calkins!

    • 3/21/2015

      Stop by and get some info about the DU chemistry department at ACS tomorrow and come see the Michel group poster on Wednesday evening.

    • 11/26/2014

      Welcome to the group Leigh Gregg, who will be doing inter-term research in our lab!

    • 10/29/2014

      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.



    • 10/20/2014

      Welcome to the group Flo Bachrach!

    • 10/13/2014

      Check out Brian's recent paper in JACS:


    • 9/24/2014

      Welcome to the group Jae Ermer

    • 9/3/2014

      Welcome to the group Lusha Xu! 

    • 8/4/2014

      Welcome to the group Stephen Moss!

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