Chris Taylor, PhD
Principal Investigator | Associate Professor
Chris is a computer scientist who began working on computational biology in 2003 soon after the sequencing of the human genome was completed. His graduate research focused on studying the timing of human DNA replication using DNA-tiling microarrays as part of the NIH funded ENCODE project. In 2008 he shifted his focus to the emerging field of high-throughput sequencing and has directed the development of software tools and systems for dual RNA-Seq analysis and 16S rRNA gene sequencing of microbial communities. The current research focus of his lab is on the human microbiome, studying the bacteria that live within and upon us, and the impact that antibiotics and probiotics have on these vital communities.