Nigel Taylor, Ph.D.

Nigel’s research focuses on plant tissue culture and the genetic transformation technologies required to deliver genetically improved cassava to farmers in East and West Africa. 


Nigel is a senior research scientist and principal investigator at the Danforth Center where he is a member of the Institute for International Crop Improvement. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the St. Louis Community College.  Prior to joining the Danforth Center, he worked at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.   A native of Scotland, Nigel received his bachelor’s degree in botany from University of Glasgow and his Ph.D. in plant tissue culture from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.