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Dr. Travis Taylor

SMI Staff: Dr. Travis Taylor

Dr. Taylor is part of SMI’s life sciences team. Prior to joining SMI, Dr. Taylor served as a Policy Officer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) where he was an expert on foreign Select Agents and Dual Use Research Concerns. He also participated in the formulation, development and coordination of extramural research policy. Dr. Taylor also served as Scientific Review Officer at NIAID during which time he reviewed proposals and managed peer review panels. He has also held a number of senior scientist positions supporting federal agencies including the DoD, DARPA, National Cancer Institute, USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats Program, the Department of Homeland Security, and the World Bank. He is a former AAAS Science and Technology Fellow during which time he served as a Science Advisor for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.  Dr. Taylor holds a BA in Biology from the University of Southern Indiana and a PhD in Virology from Harvard University.