Associate Professor of Human Anatomy
I came to Oxford as a post-doc to work with Ray Guillery on the role of melanin pigment in the developing visual system. I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Vision Research Fellowship in 1989 and then became a University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow in Medicine at Pembroke College in 1992.
My research interest is in wiring up the brain, specifically how nerve fibres know where to grow and why do they fail to re-grow when the nervous system is damaged? A focus has been on the axon guidance decisions in decussating pathways in the brain, which result in one side of the brain controlling the opposite side of the body.
I teach across the pre-clinical years in a range of subjects Neuroscience, Anatomy, and Embryology and was appointed Director of Preclinical Studies in 2011.
Studies with Ray Guillery on the early development of the visual pathways: eyecup, optic nerve, chiasm and optic tract.
Taylor JSH., (2019), Eur J Neurosci, 49, 909 - 912
Nogo-B is the major form of Nogo at the floor plate and likely mediates crossing of commissural axons in the mouse spinal cord.
Wang L. et al, (2017), J Comp Neurol, 525, 2915 - 2928
Isoform-specific localization of Nogo protein in the optic pathway of mouse embryos.
Wang L. et al, (2016), J Comp Neurol, 524, 2322 - 2334
Taylor JSH., (2016), The Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology
The curated reference collection in neuroscience and biobehavioral psychology
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