Ian Mitchell Taylor, PhD
Dr. Ian Mitchell Taylor is a postdoctoral research associate at the
NTE Lab. He received his PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of
Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry under the mentorship of Dr. Adrian Michael
using previously established methods of in vivo fast scan cyclic voltammetry at
bare carbon fiber microelectrodes to make significant advances in the field of
The focus of his research in the NTE Lab is to develop and
optimize next generation analytical sensors suitable for the detection of
neurologically relevant compounds in vivo. One project involves the
functionalization of carbon fiber microelectrodes with PEDOT/graphene oxide conductive
polymer coatings to enable high sensitivity in vivo dopamine detection using
fast scan cyclic voltammetry. Another
project involves a collaboration with Diagnostic Biochips, a biotech company in
Glen Burnie, MD, involving the development of aptamer-based microelectrode
sensor arrays for the real-time detection of cocaine in the rat brain using
square wave voltammetry. He is also involved in further collaborative work in
the design and application of a novel conductive polymer/aptamer functionalized
coating suitable for in vivo sensor use.
“Development of a
novel PEDOT/graphene oxide coated carbon fiber microelectrode for high
sensitivity detection of dopamine.” Taylor,
I.M., Robbins, E.M., Cody, P.A, Cui, X.T. (2015) (Biosensors and Bioelectronics., under review).
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, 522-531
“Restricted diffusion of dopamine in the rat dorsal
striatum.” Taylor, I. M., Ilitchev, A. I.,
Michael, A. C. (2013) ACS Chem Neurosci. 15; 4(5):870-8.
effects of DAT inhibition in the rat dorsal striatum.” Taylor, I. M., Jaquins-Gerstl, A.,
Sesack, S. R., Michael, A. C. (2012) J.
Neurochem. 122, 283-294.
“A novel restricted diffusion model of
evoked dopamine.” Walters, S.H., Taylor,
I.M., Shu, Z., Michael, A.C. (2014) ACS
Chem Neurosci. 5 (9), 776-783.
domain-dependent action of nomifensine.” Shu, Z., Taylor,
I.M., Walters, S.H., Michael, A.C. (2014) Eur J Neurosci. 40; 2, 2320-2328.
patchwork of the rat nucleus accumbens core.” Shu, Z., Taylor, I.M., Michael, A.C. (2013) Eur J Neurosci. 38; 8, 3221-3229.