The Taylor Source is a unique large volume, high dose-rate Cs-137 source, commonly used to examine the effects γ-radiation on living systems. The source can provide a variety of doses and dose rate irradiations. In recent years, approximately two dozen researchers have primarily used the Taylor source to study the effects of low doses of radiation at the cellular and molecular level.

The Taylor Source has been used increasingly over the past 5 years, support various research groups in radiation protection regulations, environmental science, cancer biology, healthcare practices, and nutrition.