Harold A. Taylor, PhD

Emeritus Laboratory Geneticist

Hal Taylor 12Dr. Taylor co-founded the Greenwood Genetic Center in 1974 and served as the Director of the Diagnostic Laboratories until stepping down in 2008. The Diagnostic Laboratories of GGC were named in his honor in 2009.




Selected Publications

  • Wood TC, Olson RL, Hahn KA, Salomons GS, Tackels-Horne D, Holden KR, Taylor HA, Schroer RJ, Stevenson RE, Schwartz CE: Identification of creatine transporter deficiency in a large X-linked mental retardation (XLMR) family. Presented at Annual Meeting of Society of Inherited Metabolic Disorders, 2002.
  • Hahn KA, Salomons GA, Tackels-Horne D, Wood TC, Taylor HA, Schroer RJ, Lubs HA, Jakobs C, Olson RL, Holden KR, Stevenson RE, Schwartz CE: X-linked mental retardation with seizures and carrier manifestations is caused by a mutation in the creatine transporter gene (SLC6A8) located in Xq28. Am J Hum Genet 70:1349-1356, 2002.
  • Wood TC, Flannery D, Kottra J, Longshore J, Taylor HA: Biochemical and molecular analysis of a patient with congenital disorder of glycosylation type 1a. Glycobiology 11:906A, 2001.
  • Taylor HA, Rogers C, Jones A, Blouin R: Missed diagnosis of maple syrup urine disease presenting as a psychiatric disorder. Proc Greenwood Genetic Center 20:48-50, 2001.
  • Kaye EM, Shalish C, Livermore BS, Taylor HA, Stevenson RE, Breakfield XO.  ß-Galactosidase gene mutations in patients with slowly progressive Gm1 gangliosidosis. J Child Neurol 12:242-7, 1997.
  • Taylor HA and Thomas GA.  Pseudodeficiency of alpha-iduronidase. J Inher Metab Dis 16:1058-9, 1993.
  • Taylor HA and Skinner SA.  Beta-Galactosidase deficiency. Proc Greenwood Genet Cntr 12:19-22, 1993.
  • Phelan MC, Thomas GR, Saul RA, Rogers RC, Taylor HA, Wenger DA, McDermid HE. Cytogenetic, biochemical, and molecular analyses of a 22q13 deletion. Am J Med Genet 43:872-6, 1992.

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  • B.S. (1965), MS (1967), Ph.D. (1971), University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1971-1973
  • Director, Diagnostic Laboratories, Greenwood Genetic Center, Greenwood, SC, 1974-2008

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