Faculty & Scientific Staff

Tayla Olsen

Tayla Olsen

Graduate Student, Harrison Lab; Center for Fundamental Immunology
Harrison Lab

Tayla earned her BS in Biochemistry and History of Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2014, and she spent the next 6 years working as a technician/lab manager in several immunology-focused labs in Seattle. Notably, in Dr. Sean Murphy’s lab, she developed a pre-clinical T cell-based malaria vaccine.

Tayla is now a graduate student at the University of Washington in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program where she aims to obtain her PhD studying T and B cell responses to commensal microbes in health and disease.

When not at the bench, she enjoys all manner of outdoor pursuits, baking, and gardening.