Department of Infectious Diseases
Graduate Student, Norris Lab

Taylor completed her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry at Georgia Southern University. She then acquired a M.S. in Biology at Georgia College and State University under the direction of Dr. Dave Bachoon surveying the molecular detection of pathogenic Leptospira and microbial source tracking of fecal pollution in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Along with her work with Dr. Bachoon, Taylor also worked with Dr. C Daniel Burt examining the effects of an acidified-gypsum mixture on broiler litter urease-producing bacteria and nitrogen mineralization. Taylor is currently a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Norris, in the Department of Infectious Diseases and the Center for Vaccines and Immunology. Her current research focuses on the immunology of a novel maternal vaccination strategy against Respiratory Syncytial Virus and the development of immunotherapeutics for invasive fungal infections.

Research Interests

  • Vaccines and immunotherapeutics
  • Viral immunology
  • Maternal/fetal immunity

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