PhD Student in Environmental Science
2018- B.A. in Environmental Studies
Queens University of Charlotte
Ashley joined the Lavado Lab in 2019. Ashley's background in toxicology focused on the quantification of anti-coagulant rodenticides in birds of prey in Charlotte, NC. Her research at the moment is creating a primary cell culture, and ultimately cell line, for Falco spaverius (American Kestrel), as a alternative and complementary approach to current in-vivo testing. Creating this will allow for cheaper, faster, and more sustainable testing of pesticides and their biotransformation within a frequently understudied group of birds.
Ashley is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and began her undergraduate degree at Clemson University before transferring to Queens University of Charlotte. She has always had an interest in conservation and hopes her research can be utilized in future risk assessments and policy-making for birds of prey.