Dr Elizabeth Taylor heads a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Research Fellows, full-time Research Engineers, Adjunct Research Associates from various institutions in Singapore, and NUS Research Scholars and students. We believe that interaction among cross-disciplinary teams helps to enhance productivity and creativity with biologists, physical scientists and engineers bringing diverse and complementary expertise to problems that are often outside any one traditional academic discipline.
Head Dr.Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor started her career in the medical sciences, graduating from the University of Manchester, UK with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Pharmacy and, then, in 1980, gaining a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology from St Bartholomew’s Medical College, University of London She worked for one year at the University of Oxford, UK before joining the Department of Medicine in NUS in 1982. In 1988, an enjoyable but hectic sabbatical was spent at the University of Cambridge, UK with her young and rapidly growing family. While studying human cardiovascular biology she realised there was a need for new techniques to observe cellular activity in real-time and in ways that did not significantly interfere with cell physiology. This interest in non-invasive sensing and imaging led to a parallel interest in underwater sensory systems.
Her research interests include : Underwater Bioacoustics - Dolphin Cognition and Communication, Biosonar. Underwater Vision - The use of visual displays and tactile sensory information to enhance musical appreciation by the hearing impaired. Human Vascular Biology & Cell Imaging.