Ashley Burke is a biologist with a BS from Stanford University. Ashley fell in love with research while working in the laboratory of Tony Wyss-Coray in the Department of Neurology at Stanford School of Medicine.
Under the guidance of her postdoc mentor Dr. Hanadie Yousef, Ashley completed an honors thesis in which she explored the mechanisms underlying the inhibitory effects of the aged systemic milieu on hippocampal neurogenesis (co-authorship on manuscript in review at Nature Medicine, oral presentation at Achauer Undergraduate Honors Symposium).
During the last year of her undergraduate studies, Ashley also did a 6-month co-op internship at Biogen in Technical Development, working on a proof-of-concept study aimed at simplifying the development of therapeutic cell lines. Ashley’s research in the Wyss-Coray lab and at Biogen has bolstered her interest in the molecular biology of aging, stem cell regulation, inflammation, and degenerative disease, and she is excited to help Juvena bring life-changing therapies to people in need.