Ashley is a postdoctoral fellow in the Briscoe lab. She obtained her PhD in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology from University of California, San Francisco (CA, USA) with funding from the Ruth L. Kirschtein Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award. At UCSF, she joined the labs of Dr. Todd McDevitt and Dr. Bruce Conklin at the Gladstone Institutes to investigate the role of adhesion molecules in stem cell physical patterning and lineage fate decisions. For her postdoctoral research, Ashley joined the Briscoe lab in January 2020 to further pursue her interest in cellular control of morphogenesis across multiple tissues during development. Specifically, she is funded by an EMBO postdoctoral fellowship to investigate the role of neuromesodermal progenitors in controlling the balanced emergence of the neural tube and paraxial mesoderm tissues across species