College of Arts and Sciences

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 Assistant Professor


  • University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997, B.A.
  • University of North Carolina, 2007, Ph.D.

Additional Information

Dr. Taylor is interested in the evolution and biomechanics of the arthropod exoskeleton. Her research centers on the diverse functions of the exoskeleton, including structural support, locomotion, body armor, and sound production. She is especially interested in correlations between exoskeleton morphology and function, molting physiology, and environmental adaptations.