Dr. Taylor is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Edward F. Barry Endowed Chair in Cell and Molecular Biology St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Taylor received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Jefferson Medical College, trained as a resident in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurogenetics at NINDS, NIH. Dr. Taylor is a longstanding member and current Chair of the NIH study section Cellular and Molecular Neurodegeneration, serves as a reviewing editor for eLife, and Deputy Editor in Chief of Brain Research. Dr. Taylor co-organized the RNA Metabolism in Neurological Disease meetings in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016, as well as the Gordon Research Conference on ALS and related diseases that will take place in July 2017. Dr. Taylor’s research program focuses on the molecular basis of inherited neurological disorders with current emphasis on how disturbance of dynamic cellular assemblies built from low complexity sequence domains contribute to disease.