Alumni & Development
Milton Taylor Fellowship
Thanks to donors like you, the Taylor Fellowship currently generates an income of roughly $8,200 annually. With your support, this fellowship will continue to recognize a promising student, support virology research, and honor Milton Taylor.
Zhijing Huang, 2014 Taylor Fellow
Zhijing Huang, a member of Rich Hardy’s research team, studies host factors for Sindbis virus genome replication in Drosophila melanogaster. Zhijing has two articles published, one appearing in Journal of Molecular Biology and the other in the Journal of Virology.
About the Milton Taylor Fellowship
The Taylor Fellowship aids recruitment and retention of outstanding graduate students and can provide dissertation support. Graduate students conducting research in virology receive first preference. Undergraduate microbiology majors, who preferably are performing research in virology, may also apply for scholarships from this fund and receive second preference.
The endowed fellowship was created in 2000 by alumnus Lawrence Blatt to honor his former teacher and mentor, Professor Milton W. Taylor. In addition to studying under Taylor as an undergraduate, Blatt, now the President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Alios BioPharma, also began collaborating with Taylor on scientific projects in the early 1990s. They began researching the synergistic effects of interferon on virus replication and the study of gene expression using microarray technology.