Michael Taylor


Michael Taylor works at the University of Queensland where he builds advanced microscopes to image the activity of fish brains as they process information. He originally studied experimental physics because he loves to invent and build things, and now translates this into neuroscience research. Michael spends most of his spare time with his three small children. He was sponsored to attend the 2017 Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting by the Human Frontier Science Program, and with further support from a Science and Industry Endowment Fund – Australian Academy of Science Fellowship.


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