ID Epi Seminar Series: Ying Taur
March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dr. Ying Taur received his M.D. and M.P.H. from New York Medical College, and completed internal medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He then completed his infectious diseases fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, after which he stayed on there as physician-scientist faculty.
Dr. Taur’s research involves the study of the intestinal microbiota and its impact on cancer patients. He has received support by the National Institutes of Health and the Lucille Castori Center for Microbes, Inflammation, and Cancer for work specifically relating to the role of the intestinal microbiota in infections in immunocompromised individuals, particularly in recipients of allogeneic bone marrow transplant. He has overseen collection of over 14,000 fecal biospecimens from cancer patients, and is principal investigator in a randomized trial of fecal microbiota transplantation in stem cell transplant recipients, for prevention of transplant-related complications.