Ana Taylor

Undergraduate Researcher since 2018

Research areas

  • Intestinal Microbiome
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Colorectal Cancer


  • BS: University of Michigan (2021)
Ana Taylor


I am currently studying Microbiology as a major and Applied Statistics as a minor. I work with Sarah Tomkovich investigating the connections between gut motility, the gut microbiome, and infection by Clostridium difficile. I also work with Begum Topcuoglu in studying the gut microbiome in relation to colorectal cancer. Before graduating, I hope to complete an Honors Thesis.

Papers from time in Schloss lab

  1. Tomkovich S, Taylor A, King J, Colovas J, Bishop L, McBride K, Royzenblat S, Lesniak NA, Bergin IL, Schloss PD. 2021. An osmotic laxative renders mice susceptible to prolonged Clostridioides difficile colonization and hinders clearance. mSphere. 6: e00629-21. DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00629-21.
  2. Lesniak NA, Tomkovich S, Henry A, Taylor A, Colovas J, Bishop L, McBride K, Schloss PD. 2022. Simplified fecal community transplant restores Clostridioides difficile colonization resistance to antibiotic perturbed murine communities. mBio. In press: e0136422. DOI: 10.1128/mbio.01364-22.