Dr. Stuart Robert Taylor of Sag Harbor, NY passed away on July 9, 2023 at the age of 85.

Born July 15, 1937, to Dr. Rupert Taylor and Mrs. Enid Taylor, Stewart grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1954, earned a BA in Zoology and Inorganic Chemistry from Cornell University in 1958, an MS in Zoology from Columbia University in 1961, and a PhD in Zoology from Columbia University in 1961 Bachelor of Science. In 1966, he received a Ph.D. in biology from New York University. He was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physiology at University College London under the supervision of Andrew Huxley.

Stewart spent 36 years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, doing research and teaching at the School of Medicine. He is widely published and has served on numerous scientific editors and advisory boards throughout his career. In 2007, he retired from Mayo Clinic’s Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering as Professor of Biophysics, Physiology and Pharmacology.

Stuart’s job gives him the opportunity to travel and collaborate with colleagues around the world, which he enjoys. Stewart was also an avid runner, successfully completing eight marathons between 1983 and 1989. Stewart is a resident of Sag Harbor, New York, where he spent his childhood summers and retired there.

Stewart is survived by his sisters Lynn Spurlock and Kimberly Taylor, son Scott Taylor (Lisa Westridge), daughter Nicky Taylor (Paul Jansen), Son Marcus Taylor and grandchildren Lily, Claire, Clark and Cole.

In accordance with Stewart’s wishes, no services will be provided. People may donate to the Mayo Clinic in Stewart’s memory.

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