Mr. Taylor has been an active venture capitalist since 1977. He earned a B.S. (1972) and an M.S. (1974) in Physics from Brown University, and an M.B.A. from Stanford in 1977. He worked in the Office of Technology Licensing at Stanford from 1975 to 1977. In addition to Labcyte Inc., he serves on the boards of several private companies, including KFx Medical, Optimedica and Zyomyx. Mr. Taylor is a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association, and serves as an advisor to Astia.