Dr. Palmer Taylor, was recognized at the 11th Annual Asian Heritage Awards Ceremony on November 22, 2014. The event took place at the Center for the Arts in Escondido.
Dr. Palmer Taylor was recognized for his research on how the expression of proteins govern neurotransmission of chemical messages between cells. Dr.Taylor uncovered much of what is known about the structure of neuroligin, a synaptic adhesion molecule homologous to AChE. His structural studies on neuroligin have uncovered alterations in processing and folding associated with mutations found in the autistic spectral disorders.