Jane Rebecca Taylor PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramPsychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Molecular Psychiatry, Division of; Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism; Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY); Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women's Health; Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Research Interests

Addiction; Depression; Learning; Memory; Animal Models; Plasticity; Signaling


  • B.S., University of Sussex, England , 1981
  • Ph.D., Cambridge University , 1985

Selected Publication

  • Gourley SL, Kiraly DD, Howel JL, Olausson P and Taylor JR (2008) Acute hippocampal BDNF restores motivational and forced swim performance after corticosterone. Biological Psychiatry, 64(10):884-90.