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Ethan Will Taylor, Ph.D.

Posted on February 9, 2018


Date - February 9, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of North Carolina, Greensboro


“A stereo chemical basis for evolution of the genetic code in the RNA world, and a new circular representation of the code”

Ethan Will Taylor, Ph.D. was a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Georgia for 18 years, and is currently Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UNCG and Director of the Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Greensboro, NC.  With his wife Maria Dormandy Taylor, he is also a cofounder of the Triad Vegan Society, and the Dharma Farm Animal Refuge in Archdale, NC ( Dr. Taylor has been engaged in research on HIV, Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases for over 25 years, and is best known for his work on the role and mechanisms of the dietary trace element selenium in reducing the pathophysiological effects of various RNA viruses. His research interests include the impact of animal agriculture on human and environmental health, including contributions to greenhouse gases and climate change, increases in antibiotic resistance, and emerging infectious diseases. More about Dr. Taylor’s research can be found at