Anna Taylor, Ph.D.
UCLA Dept of Neurobiology
10833 Le Conte Ave., 38-133 BRI
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1763
(Campus Mail Code 176318)
The overall focus of Dr. Taylor's research program is understanding the role of neuroendocrine factors, both developmental and adult, in mediating adaptive responses to stress, and in the etiology of alcoholism. To this end, she uses ontogenic studies to determine how developmental insults, such as prenatal alcohol exposure, affect CNS development and produce long-term neuroendocrine, neuroimmunological and nuerobehavioral consequences. Studies are also underway to define mechanisms for the actions of alcohol on neoplasia and immunity.