Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill/NC State Joint Department of BioMedical Engineering
Ashley Brown joined the UNC-Chapel Hill/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering in August 2015 as an assistant professor. Her research centers on developing novel microgel-based materials for a variety of biomedical applications, including augmentation of hemostasis, enhanced wound healing, evaluation and modulation of cellular mechanotransduction, and development of biosynthetic constructs for regenerative medicine. Current projects include development of microgel-based platelet-like particles (PLPs) and other microgel assemblies for augmentation of hemostasis and regenerative medicine. Additionally, she is exploring the use of microgel-based assemblies with finely controlled elastic and viscoelastic properties for investigating and controlling cellular mechanotransduction responses.