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Biographical Sketch: W. Fred Taylor, Ph.D.

Fred Taylor

W. Fred Taylor, P​h.D., is acting director of the Division for Research Capacity Building. He oversees the Institute’s capacity-building programs, which include the Institutional Development Award (IDeA), Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) and Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) as well as Science Education Partnerships Awards (SEPA). Taylor joined NIGMS in 2011 from the former National Center for Research Resources, where he was a health scientist administrator for 11 years, during which he helped guide the growth of the IDeA program. Before coming to NIH, he was the deputy director of the thermal stress program and director of the hyperbaric environmental adaptation program at the Naval Medical Research Institute. 

Taylor earned a B.S. in biology from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he also conducted postdoctoral research.

To contact Taylor, send email to or call 301-435-0765. 

If you’re a reporter wishing to interview Taylor, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at or call 301-496-7301.​​​


This page last reviewed on January 29, 2018