Tiffany Taylor

Dr

  • 3 SOUTH 1.01

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20102021
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The Role of Environmental Change in Gene Regulatory Network Evolution

Research interests

My work broadly focuses on using experimental evolution to understand fundamental questions concerning ecological and evolutionary processes. Specifically, I use microbial experimental evolution in combination with molecular and bioinformatic techniques to determine the evolutionary drivers of gene regulatory networks (GRNs). In addition, I use experimental evolution with cancer cell populations to understand how we might quantify the role of evolution by natural selection of clinically important cancerous traits.

Other responsibilities

I am also a passionate advocator of early years science communication. I have written two books on evolutionary biology for an audience ranging from 6 - 12 years old. For more information see https://tiffanybtaylor.wordpress.com/childrens-books/ 

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow of the HEA, Higher Education Academy

Evolutionary Biology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

1 Sep 20089 Sep 2011

Evolutionary Biology, Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh

External positions

Member of the Rosalind Franklin Award Committee, The Royal Society

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • QH301 Biology
  • Experimental Evolution
  • Molecular Biology
  • Gene regulatory networks
  • Microbiology

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2010 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)

Ecological and demographic correlates of cooperation from individual to budding dispersal

Rodrigues, A. M. M. & Taylor, T. B., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 31, 7, p. 1058-1070

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

demographic statistics
cooperatives
population density
philopatry
immigration
4 Citations (Scopus)

Multifaceted impacts of bacteriophages in the plant microbiome

Koskella, B. & Taylor, T. B., 25 Aug 2018, In : Annual Review of Phytopathology. 56, p. 361-380 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

3 Citations (Scopus)

Resource competition promotes tumour expansion in experimentally evolved cancer

Taylor, T., Wass, A., Johnson, L. J. & Dash, P., 27 Dec 2017, In : BMC Evolutionary Biology. 17, 1, p. 268-277 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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tumor
cancer
neoplasms
resource
phenotypic plasticity

The Role of Environmental Drivers in Creating and Constraining Opportunities for Novel Gene Regulator Recruitment

Taylor, T., Arseneault, T., Johnson, L. & Jackson, R., 5 Sep 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

DNA, RNA, protein; Mendelian genetics; Population genetics; Epigenetics; Genomics and other 'omics; Bill Hamilton; and, Cancer

Taylor, T., 8 Sep 2016, 30-Second Biology: The 50 Most Thought-Provoking Theories of Life, Each Explained in Half a Minute. Battey, N. & Fellowes, M. (eds.). Lewes, U. K.: Ivy Press, p. 36-47 & 84 12 p. (30 Second Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter