Aimee Taylor

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Aimee Taylor is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working under the mentorship of Caroline Buckee. Aimee also has close ties with the Parasite and Vector Genomics group at the Broad institute, where she was previously based under the mentorship of Daniel Neafsey. Aimee received her PhD from the University of Oxford, joint between the Department of Statistics and the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network, under the supervision of Chris Holmes, Philippe Guérin and Jennifer Flegg. During her doctoral studies, Aimee’s focused on the development of statistical models to estimate Plasmodium falciparum multi-SNP haplotype frequencies, using data collected in highly malaria endemic regions, where multiclonal infections abound. Since completing her doctoral studies, Aimee’s interests have moved towards studying the impact of human migration on the malaria parasite population genetic structure in South East Asia, using genomic data and mathematical models. She is currently applying similar methods to data from South America.