Dr. Graham Taylor

President, and Chief Technology Officer
T&T Scientific Corporation

Graham Taylor, Ph.D.

Dr. Graham Taylor, the President and Chief Technology Officer at T&T Scientific Corporation, is an experienced pharmaceutical and medical device executive who has a rich wealth of knowledge from academics and industries. Dr. Taylor's expertise, skills, and personality in project management led to the invention and development of lines of pharmaceutical and medical device technologies, as well as successfully delivering research, development, and manufacturing of pharmaceutical nanomedicines contract service projects around the globe. He is now leading the technology developments and operation units at T&T Scientific. Dr. Taylor's comprehensive experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry has been at almost every level, starting with Quality Assurance, moving to Research and Development (R&D), then to Regulatory, Manufacturing, and executive. Dr. Taylor has contributed to science, and his works are published in top-tier journals such as Nature, ACS Nano, Langmuir, Soft Matters.


Work Experience

2007 – 2009               Quality Engineer, Medtronic Spine and Biologics, Memphis, TN

2009 – 2011               R&D Project Manager, Merit Medical Systems Inc, Salt Lake City, UT

2012 – 2016               Graduate Research Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2016 - 2018               Post Doctoral Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, TN

2015 - Present         President and Chief Technology Officer, T&T Scientific Corp., Knoxville, TN

Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN         BS     2007           Biomedical Engineering

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN         MS     2015           Biomedical Engineering

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN         PHD   2016           Biomedical Engineering

Award and Honors

2014                 Honorable Mention - BMEidea National BME Design Competition, VentureWell (formerly NCIIA)

2015                 Best Poster, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting

2015                 Winner - BMEidea National BME Design Competition, VentureWell (formerly NCIIA)

2016                 Top Graduate Student Award, University of Tennessee - Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department

2016                 Innovation Award, University of Tennessee - Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Society of Quality (ASQ)
  • Member, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member, Biophysical Society (BPS)

Contributions to Science

Direct in situ measurement of specific capacitance, monolayer tension, and bilayer tension in a droplet interface bilayer

GJ Taylor, GA Venkatesan, CP Collier, SA Sarles: Soft matter 11 (38), 7592-7605

Memristive ion channel-doped biomembranes as synaptic mimics

JS Najem, GJ Taylor, RJ Weiss, MS Hasan, G Rose, CD Schuman: ACS nano 12 (5), 4702-4711

Heating-Enabled Formation of Droplet Interface Bilayers Using Escherichia coli Total Lipid Extract

GJ Taylor, SA Sarles: Langmuir 31 (1), 325-337

Electrophysiological interrogation of asymmetric droplet interface bilayers reveals surface-bound alamethicin induces lipid flip-flop

G Taylor, MA Nguyen, S Koner, E Freeman, CP Collier, SA Sarles: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Biomembranes 1861 (1), 335-343

Reversible, voltage-activated formation of biomimetic membranes between triblock copolymer-coated aqueous droplets in good solvents

N Tamaddoni, G Taylor, T Hepburn, SM Kilbey, SA Sarles: Soft matter 12 (23), 5096-5109

Dynamical nonlinear memory capacitance in biomimetic membranes

JS Najem, MS Hasan, RS Williams, RJ Weiss, GS Rose, GJ Taylor, ...: Nature communications 10 (1), 1-11

Capacitive Detection of Low-Enthalpy, Higher-Order Phase Transitions in Synthetic and Natural Composition Lipid Membranes

GJ Taylor, FA Heberle, JS Seinfeld, J Katsaras, CP Collier, SA Sarles: Langmuir 33 (38), 10016-10026

Insight into the Mechanisms Driving the Self-Assembly of Functional Interfaces: Moving from Lipids to Charged Amphiphilic Oligomers

AU Chowdhury, GJ Taylor, V Bocharova, RL Sacci, Y Luo, WT McClintic, ... Journal of the American Chemical Society 142 (1), 290-299

Evaporation-induced monolayer compression improves droplet interface bilayer formation using unsaturated lipids

GA Venkatesan, GJ Taylor, CM Basham, NG Brady, CP Collier, SA Sarles Biomicrofluidics 12 (2), 024101

Control of membrane permeability in air-stable droplet interface bilayers

P Mruetusatorn, G Polizos, PG Datskos, G Taylor, SA Sarles, JB Boreyko Langmuir 31 (14), 4224-4231

A new approach for investigating the response of lipid membranes to electrocompression by coupling droplet mechanics and membrane biophysics

J El-Beyrouthy, MM Makhoul-Mansour, G Taylor, SA Sarles, EC Freeman: Journal of the Royal Society Interface 16 (161), 20190652

Loss of carotenoids from membranes of Pantoea sp. YR343 results in altered lipid composition and changes in membrane biophysical properties

SV Kumar, G Taylor, S Hasim, CP Collier, AT Farmer, SR Campagna: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Biomembranes 1861 (7), 1338-1345

Assembly and Characterization of Biomolecular Memristors Consisting of Ion Channel-doped Lipid Membranes

JS Najem, GJ Taylor, N Armendarez, RJ Weiss, MS Hasan, GS Rose: JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), e58998

Macromolecular Crowding Affects Voltage-Dependent Alamethicin Pore Formation in Lipid Bilayer Membranes

WT McClintic, GJ Taylor, ML Simpson, CP Collier: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Microfluidic Generation, Encapsulation and Characterization of Asymmetric Droplet Interface Bilayers

MA Nguyen, SA Sarles: Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 50497, V002T06A002

Self-Assembly of Charged Oligomeric Bilayers at the Aqueous/Organic Interface Regulated by Ion-Pair Associations

GJ Taylor, Y Luo, K Hong, SA Sarles, R.L. Sacci, B. Doughty, C.P. Collier: ChemRxiv

A Microfluidic Assembly and Simultaneous Interrogation of Networks of Asymmetric Biomimetic Membranes

MA Nguyen, G Taylor, SA Sarles: Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 58257, V001T06A014

Model Neural Membrane Droplet Interface Bilayers from Brain Total Lipid Extract for Studying Membrane-Peptide Interactions with Amyloid-β

GJ Taylor, SA Sarles: MRS Online Proceedings Library Archive 1722

Feedback Controlled Bilayer Heating Within the Regulated Attachment Method

G Taylor, A Sarles: Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 56048, V002T06A012

Memory and Learning in Biomolecular Soft Materials

C Collier, J Najem, S Williams, G Taylor, C Schuman, A Belianinov: Bulletin of the American Physical Society 65

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