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Ashley Brown

4204B Engineering Building III
Raleigh, NC 27695
NC State University
(919) 513-8231

aecarso2@ncsu.edu

Research Areas:
  • Pharmacoengineering
  • Regenerative Medicine
Education:
  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Biosystems Engineering, Clemson University

Bio

“Knowing that I am working on problems that could actually save someone’s life one day or greatly improve a patient’s standard of living is tremendously rewarding and continues to drive my passion for research.”

Dr. Brown joined the department in August 2015. 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.

Her group’s 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, the group is exploring the use of microgel-based assemblies with finely controlled elastic and viscoelastic properties for investigating and controlling cellular mechanotransduction responses.

Research Interests

Materials to promote wound repair
Microgels, Synthetic platelets
Fibrin-cell interactions in wound repair
Animal models of coagulopathy


Awards

Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator 2019
National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Invitee 2018
Biomaterials Gordon Research Conference Young Investigator Poster Award 2017
American Heart Association Scientist Development Award Recipient 2016