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University of Hawaii, M.S. 1970 – Micrbiology
University of Hawaii, Ph.D. 1975 – Zoology
University of Hawaii, Postdoc. 1978 – Tropical Medicine
Laboratory of Microbial Immunity, NIAID, NIH, Staff Fellow. 1982 – Immunology
Dr. Taylor’s primary research is on malarial immunity, including identification of immune responses associated with protection and pathology. Early studies examined cellular and humoral immune responses to malaria using rodent and primate models. These studies lead to producing monoclonal antibodies (mAb) against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes human malaria. Since 1990 she has conducted research and training of graduate and doctoral students in Cameroon, receiving continued NIH support since 1994. More recently, Dr. Taylor began evaluating how malaria infections during pregnancy influence acquisition of immunity of their babies to malaria during the first year of life.