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Full Name: Gillian Taylor, Ph.D.
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Earth
Born: 1948
Temporal Displacement: 1986 to 2286
Affiliation: United States of America
United Federation of Planets
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Marine Biologist
Previous Assignment: Assistant Director of the Cetacean Institute, Sausalito, California
Assignment: Oceanographic Study, Pacifica
Rank: Doctor

Gillian Taylor, Ph.D., was a female human born on Earth in 1948.

In May 1974, as a grad student in marine biology, Taylor attended the International Conference on Genetic Research and Experimentation in Rome. The conference featured some discussions on the use of genetics in preserving endangered species, which piqued Taylor's interests. While at the conference, she briefly met a "Dr. Veronica Neary" (actually Roberta Lincoln, investigating the disappearance of several Eastern-bloc geneticists). (TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1)

Taylor became an expert in cetacean biology, and held the position of assistant director of the Cetacean Institute in Sausalito, California, until 1986. By her own account, Dr. Taylor had a photographic memory-able to "see words". That year, she was transported to the year 2286 along with two humpback whales, George and Gracie. (TOS movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home). Taylor, an only child, lived on Irving Street in Sausalito in the 1980s, where she lived next-door to Mrs. Schimmerman. (TOS short story: "Whales Weep Not")

This story establishes Taylor was 38 in 1986, overriding previous fans' use of using actress Catherine Hicks' age to determine Taylor's.
Gillian Taylor in 2286

Shortly after her arrival in the 23rd century, she signed onto a Federation science vessel, intent on bringing her scientific knowledge up to date. (TOS movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

By 2287, Taylor was working for the New Cetacean Institute, a position which took up most of her time. (TOS movie: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

In 2293, Taylor attended Kirk's memorial service that was held on the grounds of Starfleet Academy. Also in attendance were former crewmembers of the USS Enterprise and some of his other old "acquaintances". (TOS novel: The Fire and the Rose)

In 2301, she headed an oceanographic study on the planet Pacifica. Among her team was Harpo, the son of George and Gracie. (TOS short story: "The Hero of My Own Life")

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