Ashley Kalinski
Ashley Kalinski
Assistant Professor of Biology and Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator

Phone:765-285-8827

Room:FB 213


Education


University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2020

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Ph.D. Biological Sciences

Adrian College, Adrian, MI
B.A. Biology & Japanese Studies

Research Interests


My lab is interested in how the nervous system and the immune system interact following traumatic injury. Injury to neurons of the central nervous system (CNS), such as spinal cord injury, leads to long term functional deficits. However, in the peripheral nervous system (PNS), spontaneous axon regeneration can occur. We know that this is due to differences in the intrinsic capacity of neurons and the extracellular environment that surrounds those neurons. Recent work has shown that there is a massive inflammatory response following injury, and this is required for successful regeneration in the PNS. Our goal is to understand how inflammation affects neuronal growth responses, specifically through changes in local signaling pathways within the damaged axons. We utilize a variety of biochemical, imaging, cell culture, and flow cytometry methods to ask these questions.

For more information about our work and to see recent publications please visit our website.

Website: https://acurren4.wixsite.com/kalinski-lab

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Principles of Biolog 111 09 1000 - 1150 R FB, room 146
Principles of Biolog 111 09 1230 - 1345 T R FB, room 142
Principles of Biolog 111 10 1400 - 1550 R FB, room 146
Principles of Biolog 111 10 1230 - 1345 T R FB, room 142
Principles of Biolog 111 12 0800 - 0950 R FB, room 146
Principles of Biolog 111 12 1230 - 1345 T R FB, room 142
Undergraduate Resear 498 08 0000 - 0000
Undergraduate Resear 498 11 0000 - 0000
Readings in Biology 628 1 0000 - 0000
Research in Biology 697 6 0000 - 0000
Principles of Biolog 111 03 1000 - 1150 F FB, room 146
Principles of Biolog 111 03 1100 - 1215 T R FB, room 142