Greg Lewbart

INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Who is Dr. Taylor Reynolds

June 8, 2013

Tags: Taylor L. Reynolds, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.V.P.

Dr. Reynolds is a veterinary pathologist/scientist with a focus on the immune system. She received her BA from Colorado College, DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, and PhD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

While working in the Philippines, she co-discovered and described a rapidly emerging coral disease, Porites ulcerative white spot. In addition to finding an antimicrobial principal in the coral host, she and co-authors determined that the etiologic agents are vibroid bacteria.

More recently, Dr. Reynolds and co-authors found that during V(D)J recombination, the central mechanism by which mammalian immunologic diversity is generated, cell cycle coupled destruction of RAG-2 protein prevents genomic instability and lymphomagenesis. Dr. Reynolds is continuing to investigate mechanisms of genomic instability during V(D)J recombination.

Taylor L. Reynolds was the recipient of the Rockport Garden Club Environmental and Horticultural Scholarship (awarded twice); the PEO Scholar Award; the NIH training grant for clinical doctoral students (awarded three times); the Tufts University International Development Training Grant; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine Grant; the Tufts Institute for the Environment Interdisciplinary Grant; the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Institutional Service Initiative Grant, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Pathobiology Training Program NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship; the Johns Hopkins Medicine Immunology Training Program NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship; and the NIH Loan Repayment Grant (awarded twice).

Active community service, teaching, and leadership have always been a priority. For 2 years she served in the Peace Corps in Gabon, Africa where she trained local women to be health educators in the prevention of malnutrition and perinatal disease, and coached a local high school theater troop with whom she toured local villages to educate about AIDS. Dr. Reynolds served as an expert consultant on coral diseases for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coral Reef Histopathology Working Group. She was a clinical instructor in anatomic pathology as part of the pathology section of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Today she is an officer of her local PEO chapter, a philanthropic organization that provides scholarships to women.

Dr. Reynolds is an avid distance runner and traveler with fluency in French. She is a member of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, in Kennebunkport, Maine where she often visits her family home.

Selected Works

Science Writing
The Second Edition of Invertebrate Medicine was released in December, 2011. It has been substantially expanded from the first edition to reflect the tremendous growth of the pertinent literature and work that is being accomplished in the fields of invertebrate animal medicine, disease investigation, conservation, husbandry, and animal welfare. In 2012 it is being recognized with a Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY award for excellence in the Life Sciences Category and first place in the Health Care Professionals (nonphysicians) category of the 2012 American Medical Writers Association Book Awards.
This book, edited by Karen L. Rosenthal, Neil A. Forbes, Frederic L. Frye, and Gregory A. Lewbart, utilizes approximately 400 clinical cases to describe and address many of the major medical and surgical conditions of exotic animal pets.
Invertebrate Medicine is the single most comprehensive resource available today on invertebrate animal medicine.
"....you will without doubt want to own this excellent collection of questions from fish veterinarians on both sides of the Atlantic...." --David Williams, The Veterinary Journal
Creative Non-Fiction
"This is a delightful book. The stories, each amazingly different, are told with warmth, humor and sensitivity. They are sometimes sad, always captivating. It is a book you can dip into on a journey or read before sleep at night. Buy it and give copies to your friends." Jane Goodall
Fiction
....a darn good yarn.
--Ken Moore, Naples Daily News
...well-told and environmentally informative story about buried treasure and smuggling of exotic animals...
--Rod Cockshutt, The News & Observer