Taylor received her B.S. with honors in Biology from Skidmore College in 2012.
She became interested in the human microbiome after working at the The Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA characterizing oral microbes and identifying uncultivated species.
She assisted in the identification of over 700 species and phylotypes of human oral bacteria that are described in the Human Oral Microbiome Database.
Prior to joining the company, she managed the daily operations of a large microbiology lab at Tufts University School of Medicine, ensuring that all lab activities ran smoothly.