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Douglas R. Taylor

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
059 Gilmer Hall
485 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S., Queen's University, 1986
M.S., Queen's University, 1988
Ph.D., Duke University, 1993
AS-BIOL LTREB: Genetic Anaylsis of Metapopulation processes in the Silene-micobotryum host-pathogen system
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
April 01, 2016 – March 31, 2022
Mitochondrial Genome Evolution and Cyto-nuclear Interactions in Divergent Mutational Environments
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
July 15, 2010 – June 30, 2014
AS-BIOL DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Selective Constraints, Genetic Correlations, and Divergence of the Flavonoid Pathway in Silene Vulgaris
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
June 01, 2012 – May 31, 2014
Genetic analysis of metapopulation processes in the Silene-Microbotryum host-pathogen system
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
September 01, 2009 – September 30, 2013
International: Collaborative Advancement in Analytical and Theoretical Metapopulation Statistical Genetics
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
August 15, 2011 – July 31, 2013
Collaborative Research: Paternal Transmission and Recombination of the Mitochondiral Genome in the Plant Genus Silene
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
April 01, 2011 – March 31, 2013
BIOL 1040: The DNA Revolution in Science and Society
Credits: 3
Imagine a world where your DNA is sequenced for free and any human gene can be altered at will. The goal of this course is to address the question: can our society be better prepared for this transformation in science? Is genetic privacy achievable or genetic discrimination avoidable? Who owns your genes? Do your genes drive your medical future? Classes involve student perspectives and discussions with experts in science, policy, ethics and law.
BIOL 3010: Genetics and Molecular Biology
Credits: 3
What makes humans different from fruit flies? Why does your brain have neurons and not liver cells? This course is all about the answer to these questions: It's the genes! This course covers the chemical make-up of genes, how they're passed on through generations, how they're expressed and how that expression is regulated, how disruption in the structure and expression of genes arise and how those disruptions lead to cellular defects and disease. Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2100 or BME 2104 and either CHEM 1410 or CHEM 1810 or CHEM 1610. BIOL 3010 is not repeatable.
BIOL 4920: Independent Research in Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 8070: Colloquium in Population Biology
Credits: 2
A weekly conference arranged around a current topic. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BIOL 8082: Advanced Ecology and Evolution 2
Credits: 2
This course introduces grad students to a breadth and depth of concepts and theories in modern ecology and evolutionary biology.. The course is taught by a different BIOL faculty each spring, with different faculty rotating into the course in alternate years, providing expertise in molecular population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, integrative biology, speciation, microevolution, life-history evolution, and mating systems.
BIOL 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.