Advocacy Panelist D. Lansing Taylor

Issue Date: 
September 19, 2011

"The presence of the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and other regional colleges is a major attraction for biotechnology companies to start and to stay in Pittsburgh. ...

A well-educated work force is critical for building technology-based companies and keeping them in Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh has a great reputation in providing the quality education and research experience required to fuel the growing number of companies being founded here in Pittsburgh. ...

The economic future of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is tied to the technical developments at the major academic institutions. We must keep this engine running."

—D. Lansing Taylor

Taylor is director of the Pitt’s Drug Discovery Institute and the Allegheny Foundation Professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Computational and Systems Biology.