Postdoc Profile: Ashley W. Seifert


Age: 36

Hometown:  Huntington, NY

Degrees: A.B. in Biology, Bowdoin College; M.Sc. in Zoology, University of Florida; Ph.D. in Developmental Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Florida

Ashley W. Seifert has been at the University of Florida since 2001, but has been working as a postdoctoral fellow in regeneration biology since 2009. In the laboratory, Ashley researches and seeks to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating the natural process of tissue regeneration in vertebrates. Using a comparative biological approach, he compares these regenerative mechanisms to wound repair in mammals for insight into where these processes diverge. His research is providing insight towards developing new human therapies in regenerative medicine.

Outside of the lab, Ashley enjoys seeing live music, biking, and hiking, but also enjoys cooking at home and watching movies. Additionally, Ashley spends some of his time working with a new UF program “ScArt” that works to bridge the gap between science and art.

After completing his research as postdoctoral fellow, Ashley is headed to the University of Kentucky where he will be starting as an assistant professor in the fall of 2013.

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