Doris A. Taylor, Ph.D., FACC, FAHA is the Director, Regenerative Medicine Research, and Director, Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston. She holds faculty appointments at Texas A&M and Rice University. Taylor earned her B.S. from Mississippi University for Women in Biology and Physical Sciences and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. During her post-doctoral studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she first worked with regenerative medicine strategies, growing heart muscle cells in the laboratory and working on gene therapy projects. She frequently appears as an expert on stem cell therapy and cardiac repair in the media and in the scientific arena. From cells to organs, Dr. Taylor is leading international regenerative medicine research efforts creating cutting edge therapies for chronic disease and “building the future treatments of tomorrow – today” at the Texas Heart Institute.