Naomi Taylor

Naomi Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Pediatric Oncology Branch


Our group uses multidisciplinary approaches to advance fundamental and translational research axes:

  • Elucidating the metabolic programs regulating T cell differentiation and anti-tumor effector responses
  • Mechanistic evaluations of immune cell function to develop of novel immunotherapy strategies – including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells – for the treatment of patients with pediatric cancers and immunodeficiencies
  • Determining the impact of metabolic parameters on hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) differentiation, with a focus on normal and pathological erythropoiesis and lymphopoiesis   
  • Understanding the crosstalk between tumor growth and the bone marrow microenvironment

Areas of Expertise

Thymocyte Differentiation
Gene Therapy

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Selected Key Publications

Arginine metabolism regulates human erythroid differentiation through hypusination of eIF5A. Arginine metabolism regulates human erythroid differentiation through hypusination of eIF5A

Pedro Gonzalez-Menendez, Ira Phadke, Meagan E Olive, Axel Joly, Julien Papoin, Hongxia Yan, Jérémy Galtier, Jessica Platon, Sun Woo Sophie Kang, Kathy L McGraw, Marie Daumur, Marie Pouzolles, Taisuke Kondo, Stéphanie Boireau, Franciane Paul, David J Young, Sylvain Lamure, Raghavendra G Mirmira, Anupama Narla, Guillaume Cartron, Cynthia E Dunbar, Myriam Boyer-Clavel, Natalie Porat-Shliom, Valérie Dardalhon, Valérie S Zimmermann, Marc Sitbon, Thomas E Dever, Narla Mohandas, Lydie Da Costa, Namrata D Udeshi, Lionel Blanc, Sandrina Kinet, Naomi Taylor
Blood. 2023.
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CD19/22 CAR T cells in children and young adults with B-ALL: phase 1 results and development of a novel bicistronic CAR

Haneen Shalabi, Haiying Qin, Angela Su, Bonnie Yates, Pamela L Wolters, Seth M Steinberg, John A Ligon, Sara Silbert, Kniya DéDé, Mehdi Benzaoui, Sophia Goldberg, Sooraj Achar, Dina Schneider, Shilpa A Shahani, Lauren Little, Toni Foley, John C Molina, Sandhya Panch, Crystal L Mackall, Daniel W Lee, Christopher D Chien, Marie Pouzolles, Mark Ahlman, Constance M Yuan, Hao-Wei Wang, Yanyu Wang, Jon Inglefield, Mary Anne Toledo-Tamula, Staci Martin, Steven L Highfill, Gregoire Altan-Bonnet, David Stroncek, Terry J Fry, Naomi Taylor, Nirali N Shah
Blood. 2022.
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Entry of glucose and glutamine carbons into the citric acid cycle supports early steps in HIV-1 infection in CD4 T cells

Isabelle Clerc, Daouda Abba Moussa, Zoi Vahlas, Saverio Tardito, Leal Oburoglu, Thomas J Hope, Marc Sitbon, Valérie Dardalhon, Cédric Mongellaz, Naomi Taylor
Nat Metab. 2019.
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A glutamine-α-ketoglutarate metabolic switch regulates the balance between T helper 1 and regulatory T cell fates

Dorota Klysz, Xuguang Tai, Philippe A Robert, Marco Craveiro, Gaspard Cretenet, Leal Oburoglu, Cédric Mongellaz, Stefan Floess, Vanessa Fritz, Maria I Matias, Carmen Yong, Natalie Surh, Julien C Marie, Jochen Huehn, Valérie Zimmermann, Sandrina Kinet, Valérie Dardalhon, Naomi Taylor
Sci Signal. 2015.
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Glucose and glutamine metabolism regulate human hematopoietic stem cell lineage specification

Leal Oburoglu, Saverio Tardito, Vanessa Fritz, Stéphanie C de Barros, Peggy Merida, Marco Craveiro, João Mamede, Gaspard Cretenet, Cédric Mongellaz, Xiuli An, Dorota Klysz, Jawida Touhami, Myriam Boyer-Clavel, Jean-Luc Battini, Valérie Dardalhon, Valérie S Zimmermann, Narla Mohandas, Eyal Gottlieb, Marc Sitbon, Sandrina Kinet, Naomi Taylor
Cell Stem Cell. 2014.
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