Dr. Taylor received her BA in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her PhD in Physiological Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. After completing a fellowship at the MRC in Cambridge, she moved to the University of California, San Diego where she soon secured a faculty position in the chemistry department. Shortly after joining UCSD, Taylor began working on PKA and her lab has been investigating the mysteries of its structure and function ever since.
Dr. Taylor has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator since 1997. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Science and she has been awarded numerous prizes for her groundbreaking research.