Jane Rebecca Taylor, PhD

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology

Departments & Organizations

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY) | Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism | Connecticut Mental Health Center | Molecular Psychiatry, Division of | Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) to Develop Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Tobacco Dependence | Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience: Behavioral and Systems; Cognitive/Learning and Memory; Drug Abuse; Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience; Neuropharmacology

Education & Training

PhD Cambridge University (1985)
BS University of Sussex, England (1981)

International Activity

  • Biomedical Research Saint Kitts and Nevis (1982)

    Biomedical research at a primate research facility that supports a broad range of neuroscience and medical studies that uniquely require the use of nonhuman primates.

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Contact Info

Jane Rebecca Taylor, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of Psychiatry300 George St
New Haven, CT 06511-
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Mice homozygous for a floxed bdnf gene infused with adeno-associated virus (AAV) expressing Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein (EGFP) and Cre recombinase to produce BDNF selective viral-mediated gene knock-down. Shown here is medial bdnf knock-down assessed by EGFP in prefrontal cortex. BDNF knock-down reduces instrumental responding in extinction.