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Michael Taylor, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
Director, Neuro-oncology Research Program
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
|University of Toronto||Post-doctoral Fellow||Functional Genomics||2005|
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital||Post-doctoral Fellow||Cancer Genomics||2004|
|University of Toronto||FRCS||FRCS Neurosurgery||2003|
|University of Toronto||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular Genetics of Paediatric Brain Tumours||2002|
|University of Western Ontario||Medical School||Doctor of Medicine||1994|
Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Michael Taylor attended The University of Western Ontario and earned his medical degree in 1994. His education and training continued at the University of Toronto, where he earned his PhD in Molecular Genetics in 2002, and his residency training in Neurosurgery in 2003. Dr. Taylor then won a Detweiler Traveling Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for fellowship training in paediatric neurosurgery and paediatric neuro-oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, where he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cancer Genomics in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology.
He has published over 330 peer-reviewed publications, many in high-impact journals such as Nature, Science, Cell, Cancer Cell, Nature Genetics, and Lancet Oncology.
The Taylor Lab’s research centers on the molecular genetics of medulloblastoma and ependymoma, two of the most common malignant pediatric brain tumors.
Awards & Honors
2008 Canada’s Top 40 under 40 award
2009 Canadian Cancer Society Award. Young Investigator Award in Biomedical Science
2010 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Gold Medal Award in Surgery
2010 Canadian Institute of Health Research, Clinician-Scientist Award, Phase II - Renewal
2011 George-Armstrong Peters Prize in Surgery, University of Toronto
2013 Garron Family Endowed Chair in Childhood Cancer Research, Hospital for Sick Children
2015 Canadian Cancer Society William E. Rawls Prize for 2015
2016 Lister Prize in Surgery. University of Toronto 2016
2016 Voynick Award in Neuro-Oncology 2016. Yale University
2016 Guha Award in Neuro-Oncology 2016. Society for Neuro-Oncology
2016 Zulch Prize in Basic Neuroscience 2016. Max Planck Society
2019 H. Richard Winn, MD Prize. The Society of Neurological Surgeons
2019 The Distinguished Oliver Smithies Lecture. McLaughlin Centre of the University of Toronto
2019 Fellow and Member of the Royal Society of Canada
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