Michael Taylor, MD, PhD, FRCSC

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Michael Taylor

Principal Investigator, The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre; Senior Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, Hospital for Sick Children; Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Toronto

Hospital for Sick Children


Dr. Taylor was born in Calgary, Alberta and was educated at The University of Western Ontario where he obtained his MD degree in 1994. He entered the University of Toronto Neurosurgery residency program in 1994. He then did a PhD in Molecular Pathology at the University of Toronto (1998-2002), and completed his residency training in 2003. In 2003 Michael was awarded a Detweiler Travelling 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 Tennessee. Dr. Taylor also did a post-doctoral fellowship in Department of Developmental Neurobiology at SJCRH.

Dr. Taylor joined The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Division of Neurosurgery in 2004. He has an appointment in the Developmental Biology Program at the Research Institute in The Hospital for Sick Children. He is a principal investigator at the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre. He also has cross-appointments to the Departments of Surgery & Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. His research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), National Cancer Institute of Canada, and SickKids Foundation. He has published over 30 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Taylor’s laboratory focuses on the genetics of paediatric medulloblastoma and ependymoma. Clinically, he has a special interest in paediatric neuro-oncology. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology.