Michael Taylor, MD, PhD, was born in Calgary, Alberta and was educated at The University of Western Ontario where he obtained his MD 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 pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric neuro-oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee. Dr. Taylor also did a post-doctoral fellowship in the 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 & Stem Cell Biology Program at the SickKids Research Institute. He is a principal investigator at the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumor 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), Genome Canada, National Cancer Institute of Canada, National Institutes of Health (USA), American Brain Tumor Association and SickKids Foundation. He has published close to 100 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Taylor’s laboratory focuses on the genetics of pediatric medulloblastoma and ependymoma. Clinically, he has a special interest in pediatric neuro-oncology.