03/12/20 - 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Department Seminar: Professor Ashleigh Theberge
Researchers in Professor Ashleigh Theberge's group studies the chemical mechanisms underlying diseases such as bladder infections, prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and asthma. They develop analytical chemistry tools to advance medicine, including biomimetic microfluidic systems for integrated cell culture and small molecule isolation. Researchers collaborate closely with clinicians who treat patients with the diseases studied and utilize complementary methods such as in vivo models, to better understand how chemical processes are linked to patient symptoms. A related emerging area of research within the group centers on developing culture models and molecular isolation tools to study microbial signaling in the environment and agriculture.
About Professor Theberge
Ashleigh Theberge is an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Washington and adjunct assistant professor of urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a doctorate from the University of Cambridge, UK. During her graduate work, she was a visiting scientist at the Université de Strasbourg, France. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical engineering, toxicology, and urology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2016. Selected awards include National Institutes of Health (NIH) K Career Development Award, Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge Award grant, NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators, and Beckman Young Investigator Award.