Taylor Nelles-McGee

Taylor Nelles-McGee is a Master’s student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Gonzalez.

She holds a Hons BSc in Psychology from York University, a BMus in classical performance violin from The Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and is a certified End-of-Life Doula.

Her research interests include biological indices of accelerated aging in children and youth who have experienced adversity, associated resiliency-related factors, intergenerational effects of adverse experiences, and childhood grief and bereavement.

Outside of the lab, Taylor works as a professional violinist and teacher with Sistema Toronto, a program delivered through music education and a comprehensive social curriculum to children in vulnerable communities, and is involved with grassroots community organizing around issues of social justice and inequity.