Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assistant Dean
Cell growth, differentiation and development; Endocrinology; Infertility; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Reproductive Endocrinology; Signal Transduction
Robert N. Taylor, MD, PhD is Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assistant Dean and Director of the MD-PhD Program at UB. Previously, he was Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and MD-PhD Program Director at the University of Utah, and prior to that Co-Director of the Molecular Medicine Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Taylor received his undergraduate education at Stanford University and the combined MD-PhD at Baylor College of Medicine. His graduate studies focused on the molecular biology of estrogen receptors. He was a resident, fellow and faculty member for 25 years at the University of California, San Francisco, where he developed research interests in the molecular actions of chemokines, cytokines and neuroangiogenic factors in endometriosis and how inflammation impacts endometrial function leading to pregnancy failure and preeclampsia. Taylor is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist. He served on executive committees of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NIH Reproductive Scientist Development Program, and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He is the immediate past honorary secretary of the World Endometriosis Society and past president of the Society for Reproductive Investigation.