Dr. Reggie Taylor
About Dr. Reggie Taylor
Dr. Taylor completed his Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics at the University of Western Ontario where he developed magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques to study neurotransmitters in people with schizophrenia using an ultra-high field 7 Tesla MRI. He then went on to complete a Mitacs sponsored industrial postdoc with Lawson Health Research Institute and Siemens Canada. During this time he worked on various projects utilizing a dual-modality positron emission tomography/MRI scanner. He is now a Physicist and Scientist at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research at The Royal, and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Physics at Carleton University.
His current research aspirations involve utilizing novel MRI techniques to study the brain in diseased states. One objective is to identify a potential treatment target to help the ‘negative’ symptoms of schizophrenia using custom magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques, and another project (pending funding) will be determining the optimal methods to measure the recently discovered glymphatic system in people with Alzheimer’s disease.