JXTX
JXTX Foundation
JXTX

James P. Taylor Foundation for Open Science.

“The most important job of senior faculty is to mentor junior faculty and students.”@jxtx

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Our Mission

In its early stages, the JXTX Foundation will provide support for graduate students to attend conferences in computational biology and data science, where they can present their work and form connections with other researchers in the field. Towards the goal of advancing mentorship, JXTX will organize and host mentoring sessions between senior and junior faculty members at select meetings.

Academic Mentorship

The Foundation will expand its reach as a platform for academic mentorship. First, it will operate to spark mentoring relationships among the larger computational biology and data science community.

Academic Mentorship
Student Outreach

Student Outreach

In its later stages, the Foundation will sponsor in-person visits from students (high school or college age) to its hotspots, which currently include Johns Hopkins and Penn State.

Scholarships

This Fall, the JXTX Foundation will sponsor 10 graduate students to attend Genome Informatics 2021 at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). In 2020 we sponsored 10 graduate students to attend the 2020 Biological Data Science Conference at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

James Taylor

James Taylor

James Taylor started his professional path at the University of Vermont, where he received a BS in Computer Science in 2000. In 2003, after working as a software engineer in the private sector, he found that his real purpose in life was elsewhere.

Newsroom

2021 GI Scholarships

JXTX 2021 Genome Informatics Scholarship

The JXTX Foundation and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory announce the 2021 Genome Informatics Scholarship.
July 6, 2021
Anoushka

Anoushka Joglekar: Making Connections via the JXTX Foundation

Connected us to some incredible scientists who ... are passionate about mentoring students and eager to see us succeed.
November 24, 2020
Sumaira

Sumaira Zaman: JXTX Foundation and Unique Opportunities

Discussing my research confidently with experts in the field.
November 25, 2020
David

David Twesigomwe on the impact of the JXTX Foundation

David Twesigomwe, a scholarship awardee and a PhD candidate in Human Genetics at the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg benefited greatly from his participation.
November 20, 2020
2020 BDS Awardees

JXTX Foundation Awards First Ten Scholarships

JXTX: The James P. Taylor Foundation for Open Science is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 JTech Scholarships. The JXTX Foundation provides support for students to attend conferences in computational biology and data science, where they can present their work and form connections with other researchers in the field.
October 23, 2020
Awardees

JTech, the James Taylor Foundation

The recent passing of Dr. James Taylor, the Ralph S. O’Connor Professor of Biology and Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, has left an enormous void in the field of computational biology. To help fill this void and continue James’ efforts, the Galaxy community has established a memorial foundation in James’ name.
May 7th 2020