Professor Cormac Taylor received his PhD in Pharmacology in UCD in 1996 prior to a postdoctoral fellowship in Harvard Medical school from 1996-2001. He currently holds an appointment as Professor of Cellular Physiology at the School of Medicine and Medical Science and the Conway Institute, University College Dublin. Research in the Taylor Lab is directed towards expanding the understanding of the physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms by which changes in micro-environmental oxygen levels regulate gene transcription in cells. A key focus of this work is the identification of new therapeutic targets in inflammatory disease. Professor Taylor was elected as a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2014. He was awarded the 2014 Nature mid-career mentorship award and the 2017 Takeda Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Physiological, the first time that the award had been made to a scientist from outside the United States.
Prof Taylor has successfully supervised 16 PhD students, and published over 100 articles, accumulating in excess of 8,000 citations and achieving a h-factor of 44. He has maintained continuous funding through the Science Foundation Ireland investigator award programme since 2002 and has held career development awards from the Wellcome Trust and the National Institutes of Health (USA). Prof Taylor is Managing Editor of Frontiers in Biosciences and an Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Physiology.