The Taylor lab’s newest addition

Despite the lack of activity on this site, the Taylor lab is in full swing. We have an animal protocol, reagents, and fridges! We had two new graduate students join the lab in IMG_6349.JPGSeptember (updates to come soon), along with several undergraduate researchers.

Last April, baby Willa made her appearance and took the honour as the the youngest Taylor lab member. While she’s a little young to pipette, she enjoys accompanying her mum (Anna) to the lab on occasion. Anna has been on maternity leave since April, and will be back in the lab full time in January.

If you are headed to SfN, come check out our newest data on Monday, November 5th in the session “Defining Dysbiosis in Disorders of Movement and Motivation” 8:30 am, where Anna will be presenting our project examining opioid-induced gut dysbiosis and the causal relationship with opioid dependent behaviours.


We have a lab


The walls have arrived, and we’re starting to look like a functional lab. Our first team of undergraduate students have been working hard at unpacking boxes and organizing chemicals.


Check oIMG_8183ut our brand new solution-making station. Next step – making some solutions!


Lab Renovations are underway

IMG_2107 3Well, I’m happy to say that I have a lab space. With windows to boot! Renovations are underway and we’re on track to be open for business as of September 2017. I’m looking forward to seeing those bench tops filled with equipment and students!