Friedman Faculty - Taylor
Allen Taylor
Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Professor, Biochemistry, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Rutgers University

Contact Information
(617) 556-3156
(617) 556-3132
General Research: 

Relationship between oxidative stress, protein quality control, nutrient intake, and risk for cataract and age-related retinopathy

Professional Affiliations

Senior Fullbright Fellow; Guggenheim Fellow; Denham Harmon Award for Excellence in Aging Research; Osborn and Mendel Award for Excellence in Nutrition Research

Select Recent Publications

Chiu {C, Conley YP, Gorin MB, Gensler G, Lai {C, Shang F, et al. Associations between genetic polymorphisms of insulin-like growth factor axis genes and risk for age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2011;52:9099-107. Abstract
Gao S, Qin T, Liu Z, Caceres MA, Ronchi CF, Chen C-, et al. Lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation reduces H(2)O(2)-induced oxidative damage in human lens epithelial cells. Molecular Vision. 2011;17:3180-90. Abstract
Weikel KA, Fitzgerald P, Shang F, Caceres AM, Bian Q, Handa JT, et al. Natural History of Age-Related Retinal Lesions that Precede AMD in Mice Fed High or Low Glycemic Index Diets. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2011. Abstract
Dudek EJ, Lampi KJ, Lampi JA, Shang F, King J, Wang Y, et al. Ubiquitin proteasome pathway-mediated degradation of proteins: effects due to site-specific substrate deamidation. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2010;51:4164-73. Abstract