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Michael J. Sailor Biography

Michael J. Sailor is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Leslie Orgel Scholar at the University of California, San Diego. He holds Affiliate appointments in the Department of Bioengineering, the Department of Nanoengineering, and the Materials Science and Engineering program at UCSD. Sailor received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Northwestern University (Chicago). He joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego in 1990, after postdoctoral studies at Stanford and the California Institute of Technology. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994, and to Full Professor in 1996. He has supervised more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students at UC San Diego. He is the author of more than 220 research publications, one book, and 27 patents. He has founded three companies and serves/has served on the scientific advisory boards of six others.

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