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Doris A. Taylor, PhD, FAHA, FACC

Doris A. Taylor, PhD, FAHA, FACC   
Director, Regenerative Medicine Research
Director, Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology

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Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi,            
BS Biology and Physical Sciences  

Mississippi State University, State College, Mississippi  
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas  
PhD Pharmacology, James T. Stull, Mentor  

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Bronx, New York
Molecular biology, Leslie Leinwand, mentor, NIH Traineeship T32HL07675 

Professional and Academic Appointments

2013 - present
Texas Heart Institute and Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Director, Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology
2012 - presentTexas Heart Institute; Director, Regenerative Medicine Research
2012 - present
University of Minnesota, Adjunct Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology                                                 
2012 – present

Adjunct Professor for Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology

2003 – 2012 University of Minnesota; Director, Center for Cardiovascular Repair, 
Medtronic Bakken Chair of Integrative Biology and Physiology 
Professor of Medicine
2003-2007 Duke University Medical Center; Adjunct Associate Professor, 
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology 
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering 
2002 – 2003 Duke University Medical Center;
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology 
Associate Research Professor, Department of Surgery 
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
1996 - 2002 Duke University Medical Center;
Assistant Research Professor, Division of Cardiology 
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
1991 – 1996 Duke University Medical Center; Medical Research Associate,
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Professional Affiliations   

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Heart Association (AHA) Fellow
American College of Cardiology (ACC) Fellow
American Physiological Society (APS)
Biophysical Society
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology (ISACB)
International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 
International Society for Infant Studies (ISIS)
Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD), Member    

Scientific Activities    

Advisory Panels

2006-current    California National Primate Research Center, UC Davis, EAB

2008 – 2010     Keystone Symposia, Scientific Advisory Board

Associate Editor            

Stem Cell Review            
Current Topics in Cardiovascular Medicine            
Cardiac Vascular Regeneration, Associate Editor (former)    

Editorial Boards            

Stem Cell Research & Therapy            
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation            
Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (former)    


The American Heart Journal
Circulation Research
European Heart Journal
The FASEB Journal
Gene Therapy Journal
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Nature Medicine
Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Stem Cells

Referee (Meeting Abstracts):


International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2005-present


Cardiovascular Research Institute, Washington, DC (2005-present)
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Washington, DC (2005-present)
American Heart Association, Scientific Sessions, Dallas, TX (2004-present)


2011 Fellow, American Heart Association
Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
2010 Fellow, American Heart Association 
Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences
2008 American Heart Association Top 10 Research Advances of 2008
CNN recognition in top health story of 2008
Popular Science, Grand Award for Health Discovery
Nature, Top Images of 2008
2005 – 2010 Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee Member, 
Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 
Rockville, Maryland
2006 Meeting Co-Chair, Stem Cell Therapy for the Failing Heart, 
Bangkok, Thailand 
Keynote Lecture, 11th Congress of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, Karl D. Nolph State-of-the Art Lecture: 
"Stem cell therapy development–possible future for PD patients?", 
Hong Kong, China
2005 24th Annual Jesse E. Edwards, MD Lectureship, 
United Hospitals, St. Paul, Minnesota 
FDA Research Review Sub-Committee Member, 
Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Board, Bethesda, Maryland
2002-present Scientific Committee and Jury,
Grand Prix Lefoulon-Delalande Foundation
Institut De France, Paris, France 

Dr. Doris Taylor, Director, Regenerative Medicine Research:
The body repairs itself with its own stem cells and scientists and physicians are gaining a better understanding of the process for women.

Contact Information and Location

The Regenerative Medicine Research facilities are located at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Medical Center—the Denton A. Cooley Building. Click here for detailed directions including maps.

Street Address
6770 Bertner 
Houston, TX  77030

Mailing Address
MC 2-255
PO Box 20345
Houston, TX  77225-0345


Updated July 2014
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