Taylor is a co-founder of Shattuck Labs and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Before his appointment as CEO in January 2020, Taylor served as the company’s Chief Scientific Officer. Taylor is the lead inventor of Shattuck’s ARC technology platform. Prior to Shattuck, he served as Chief Scientific Officer of Heat Biologics, Inc. where he was a co-inventor of significant elements of Heat’s ImPACT and ComPACT technology platforms. Taylor was also the co-inventor of Pelican Therapeutics ‘s TNFRSF25 agonist technology where he served as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board. Taylor has numerous publications in the field of tumor immunology and immunotherapy, spanning the subjects of cancer vaccines, therapeutic proteins and antibodies, adenosinergic and IDO mediated immunosuppression and regulatory T cell biology. In 2008, he received the best overall research award at the National Student Research Forum, and in 2011 he was nominated as a Future Leader in Cancer Research by the American Association for Cancer Research. Taylor received both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Sheila and David Fuente Program in Cancer Biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He received his B.A. in Biology from Bucknell University.