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Louis Taylor, PhD

Academic Title:

Post Doc Fellow

Primary Appointment:

Microbiology and Immunology

Education and Training

Tulane University, B.S. Cell & Molecular Biology, 2011-2014

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease (NIH), Postbaccalaureate Fellow, 2014-2015

University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. Cell & Molecular Biology: Microbiology, Virology, & Parasitology (Frederic Bushman Lab), 2015-2020. Thesis: Virus Hunting Using Metagenomic Sequencing: Discovery and Initial Characterization of the Redondoviridae Family

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellow (Matthew Frieman Lab), 2021-present

Research/Clinical Keywords

virology, coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, RNAseq, transcriptomics, genomics, metagenomics, high-throughput sequencing, bioinformatics

Highlighted Publications

Taylor LJ, Dothard MI, Rubel MA, Allen AA, Hwang Y, Roche AM, Graham-Wooten J, Fitzgerald AS, Khatib LA, Ranciaro A, Thompson SR, Beggs WR, Campbell MC, Mokone GG, Mpoloka SW, Fokunang C, Njamnshi AK, Mbunwe E, Woldemeskel D, Belay G, Nyambo T, Tishkoff SA, Collman RG, Bushman FD: Redondovirus Diversity and Evolution on Global, Individual, and Molecular Scales. J Virol 2021, 95:e0081721.

Taylor LJ, Abbas A, Bushman FD: Grabseqs: Simple downloading of reads and metadata from multiple next-generation sequencing data repositories. Bioinformatics 2020, 36:3607–3609.

Abbas A, Taylor LJ, Dothard MI, Leiby JS, Fitzgerald AS, Khatib LA, Collman RG, Bushman FD: Redondoviridae, a Family of Small, Circular DNA Viruses of the Human Oro-Respiratory Tract Associated with Periodontitis and Critical Illness. Cell Host Microbe 2019, 25:719–729.

Clarke EL, Taylor LJ, Zhao C, Connell J, Lee J-J, Fett B, Bushman FD, Bittinger K: Sunbeam: an extensible pipeline for analyzing metagenomic sequencing experiments. Microbiome 2019, 7:2–13.

ORCID: 0000-0002-6993-5838 | Google Scholar