J. Paul Taylor, M.D. Ph.D., a faculty member of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator. Taylor is one of 26 scientists nationwide chosen for the recognition from over 1,000 applicants. There are approximately 330 HHMI investigators in the United States, and Taylor will become the fourth of these investigators currently working at St. Jude.
Investigators selected for the program by HHMI are some of the country’s top biomedical researchers, demonstrating creativity, innovation and excellence in their areas of study. Taylor is an expert in the fields of cell and molecular biology, neurological diseases and genetics.
“In science, really big payoffs come when you stick your neck out. HHMI support will allow my team to be creative and take chances, which will hopefully lead to ground-breaking scientific contributions. I am honored to be named an HHMI investigator, and looking forward to collaborating with the other investigators to further advance scientific innovation,” said Taylor.
Taylor joins St. Jude researchers Charles Sherr, M.D., Ph.D., and Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., Michael Dyer, Ph.D. in holding HHMI investigator designations. The new HHMI investigators begin their appointments in September 2015.
May 19, 2015
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