Nigel Taylor: Harnessing Plant Science

Where Nigel Taylor grew up in suburban Glasgow, Scotland, most kids wanted to be a doctor, a lawyer, or an accountant, but from a young age he had always been interested in plants.

“My earliest memory is talking with my grandma about her houseplants. We have a big begonia of hers that we kept propagating from the mid-1970s.”

For his 16th birthday, he asked for, and received, a greenhouse, where he went on to grow cabbages, cauliflower, turnips, peas, and zucchini. When it came time to go to university, there wasn’t really a question about what he would study. Today, Nigel is the Dorothy J. King Distinguished Investigator at the Danforth Center.

Learn more about how Nigel is harnessing plant science here!

The plant science of the Green Revolution has allowed us to provide food security for more people, allowing access to safe, nutritious food at a reasonable price. With a growing world, and finite resources, we need a second Green Revolution.

Nigel Taylor, PhD,
Associate Member and Dorothy J. King Distinguished Investigator