Jun 22, 2023 12:00 PM
Jerry Taylor
Experiences of a NASA Research Scientist

Dr. Taylor received an undergraduate and graduate degree from The University of Michigan, a Doctorate from The University of North Texas, Denton, and was a postdoctoral research fellow, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He was a research scientist and manager at the Johnson Space Center for twenty-nine years.

In addition to conducting several inflight experiments and serving as the flight crew and lunar sample microbiologist, and managing the NASA immunology program, he was also the director of the microbiology laboratory, the clinical laboratories, the cell image analysis laboratory, and the flow cytometry laboratory.  He was also the science manager for several spaceflight missions, and was SpaceLab mission scientist for the third space life sciences space shuttle flight.

Dr. Taylor was also adjunct professor for the following:  The department of pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; The University of Houston, Clear Lake where he taught immunology and genetics; and the department of microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.