The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Anna M. Taylor

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2446
Office: JO_3.116
Campus Mail Code: GR41


Dr. Anna Marie Taylor teaches Neuroscience courses to undergraduate students in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Dr. Taylor, a Louisiana native, earned her Bachelor of Science from Louisiana Tech University, where she majored in Cell and Molecular Biology and minored in Chemistry and Technical Writing. Inspired by her undergraduate research experiences, Dr. Taylor moved to Dallas to pursue a PhD from UT Southwestern. Her dissertation work focused on potential therapies for Niemann Pick Type C Disease, a rare neurodegenerative disease which mainly affects children. Afterwards Dr. Taylor completed her NRSA funded postdoctoral research training in Neuroscience at UT Health San Antonio, where she studied proteins involved in node of Ranvier formation, maturation, and maintenance along myelinated axons. Dr. Taylor brings to the classroom her extensive background in clinically relevant Neuroscience research, as well as skills in Scientific Writing.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Taylor, A. M., Q. Shi, and M. A. Bhat. 2018. Simultaneous Ablation of Neuronal Neurofascin and Ankyrin G in Young and Adult Mice Reveals Age-Dependent Increase in Nodal Stability in Myelinated Axons and Differential Effects on the Lifespan. eNeuro 0138-18.2018. PMID: 29963618

Shi, Q., J. Saifetiarova, A. M. Taylor, and M. A. Bhat. 2018. mTORC1 Activation by Loss of Tsc1 in Myelinating Glia Causes Downregulation of Quaking and Neurofascin 155 Leading to Paranodal Domain Disorganization. Front. Cell. Neurosci. 12:12. PMID: 30050412

Taylor, A. M., J. Saifetyarova, and M. A. Bhat. 2017. Postnatal Loss of Neuronal and Glial Neurofascins Differentially Affects Node of Ranvier Maintenance and Myelinated Axon Function. Front. Cell. Neurosci. 11:11. PMID: 28217083

Saifetiarova, J., A. M. Taylor, and M. A. Bhat. 2017. Early and Late Loss of the Cytoskeletal Scaffolding Protein, Ankyrin G Reveals its Role in Maturation and Maintenance of Nodes of Ranvier in Myelinated Axons. J Neurosci. 37(10):2661-16. PMID: 28148727

Taylor, A. M., B. Liu, Y. Mari, B. Liu, and J.J. Repa. 2012. Cyclodextrin mediates rapid changes in lipid balance in Npc1 KO mice without carrying cholesterol through the bloodstream. J. Lipid Res. 53(11):2331-42. PMID: 22892156