Benjamin Taylor is an Associate Principal Scientist in the Cell Biology team in Cambridge. He is part of the Precise genome editing team in Discovery Biology and contributes to innovation in the CRISPR field. He designs strategies for the generation and analysis of cellular models for target validation in a variety of cell types. Benjamin is an expert in cellular engineering and transcriptomic and next-generation sequencing technologies. He obtained a PhD in molecular biology at the Clinical Sciences Centre in London where he characterised epigenetic regulation of immunoglobulin gene rearrangements during early B cell differentiation. He subsequently joined the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge as a Career Development Fellow, where he studied the mechanism of APOBEC driven genomic mutations in cancer.