Representative, Postdoctoral Associate
Ashley is a postdoctoral researcher with a long-standing interest in how groups of cells work together to pattern the size and shapes of tissues, organs, and appendages. She is currently mentored by Stefano Di Talia and Ken Poss. Her post-doctoral research focuses on how tissue size is controlled during bone regeneration in the zebrafish caudal fin. Before arriving at Duke, Ashley earned her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago. During her graduate studies, she worked with advisor Michael Glotzer to understand how cells coordinate acute shape changes to effect morphogenesis in the fruit fly embryo. Ashley is passionate about broadening access to science education and ensuring retention of underrepresented groups within Duke’s Cell Biology community as well as within the larger scientific community.