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. 

Research Summary

The Taylor lab leads the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project and is focused on developing virus resistant cassava in collaboration with researchers in Uganda and Kenya.

Learn more about the Virca Project.


Nigel Taylor, Ph.D.
Interim Director IICI, Associate Member and Dorothy J. King Distinguished Investigator

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