James P. Taylor Foundation for Open Science.
“The most important job of senior faculty is to mentor junior faculty and students.”@jxtxDonate
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.
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.
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.
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 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.