Taylor Armstrong

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Taylor Armstrong

Research Interests

Taylor Armstrong is a PhD student working in the lab of Dr. Allen Place at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. She is interested in prevention and mitigation strategies to reduce Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Specifically, she is studying how the chemicals in Brewer's Spent Grain, a by-product of breweries, can be used in inhibit species of toxic algae. In addition, Taylor is a part of the inaugural class of NOAA Davidson fellows, where she is working at Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve in New Jersey. In New Jersey, Taylor is studying how land cover impacts the phytoplankton community and the occurrence of toxic algae.

Areas of Expertise

  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Biotoxins


  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science-College of William and Mary, 2017, M.S. Marine Science
  • University of South Carolina, 2013, B.S. Marine Science

Recent Presentations