About Taylor

J. Taylor Perron is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT. His group studies how geology, climate, and life intertwine to shape the surfaces of Earth and other planets. Prof. Perron is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. He holds an AB in Earth and Planetary Sciences and Archaeology from Harvard University and a PhD in Earth and Planetary Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact Information

77 Massachusetts Ave
Building 54, Room 1022
Cambridge, MA 02139

Kayla Bauer


I am always looking for creative and curious people to join my group as graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, or undergraduate researchers.

Graduate studies: The Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences (EAPS) accepts applications for the PhD program each fall. Please visit the department website for more information.

Postdoctoral research: The department sponsors a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship program with applications due each fall.

Undergraduate research: If you are interested in a position through MIT’s UROP Program, contact me or a member of my group, attaching a CV/resume and briefly explaining your interests.