Dr. Michael Taylor

Co-Leader, Brain Cancer TRI

Dr. Michael Taylor is a paediatric neurosurgeon and senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children. He co-leads OICR’s Brain Cancer Translational Research Initiative.

Dr. Taylor’s laboratory focuses on the genetics of paediatric medulloblastoma and ependymoma, two of the most common malignant paediatric brain tumours. Through a better understanding of the molecular biology of these tumours, Dr. Taylor’s lab hopes to devise novel, more effective treatment strategies.

Dr. Taylor is also a principal investigator at the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre. He has appointments at the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program at the SickKids Research Institute, the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.

Current affiliations

  • Co-Leader, Brain Cancer Translational Research Initiative
  • Staff Neurosurgeon, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Professor, Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Research interests

  • Brain cancer
  • Cancer genetics
  • Ependymoma
  • Meduloblastoma
  • Molecular biology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatrics

Select publications

See Dr. Taylor’s recent publications on PubMed or on Google Scholar.

Awards

  • Canadian Cancer Society, William E. Rawls Prize, 2015
  • The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto, Garron Family Endowed Chair in Childhood Cancer Research, 2013
  • George-Armstrong Peters Research Award for Research Excellence in Surgery, 2011
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Gold Medal in Surgery, 2010
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Clinician-Scientist Phase II Award, 2007, 2010
  • Canadian Cancer Society, Young Investigator Award in Biomedical Science, 2009
  • Caldwell Partners, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, 2008

Previous experience

  • PhD, University of Toronto
  • MD, University of Western Ontario

Opportunities to collaborate

To collaborate with Dr. Taylor, please contact him directly.

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Related links

The Hospital for Sick Children Researcher Page – Dr. Michael Taylor

The Taylor Lab

Contact

Dr. Michael Taylor
mdtaylor@sickkids.ca