Jennifer Taylor

Research Scientist

Jennifer Taylor


  • PhD, Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BS, Chemistry, George Mason University

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Jennifer Taylor has extensive experience in the design and validation of molecular assays for high-throughput newborn screening assays. Trained in biochemistry and molecular biology, Dr. Taylor spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention training newborn screening laboratories on severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) screening and making quality control materials to assess assay performance. She is currently working with the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) to implement screening for SCID and mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I). Dr. Taylor is the laboratory coordinator for the voluntary expanded newborn screening project, called Early Check, and oversees the implementation of the testing in the state facilities.