Ashley Kalinski

Ashley Kalinski

Assistant Professor of Biology


Room:FB 213


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.


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Symposium 201 3 1000 - 1050 W FB, room 115
Methods in Cell Biol 315 1 1500 - 1740 W FB, room 352
Immunology 444 1 0000 - 0000 TBD, room TBD
Immunology 444 1 1400 - 1450 M W F FB, room 103
Undergraduate Resear 498 143 0000 - 0000
Readings in Biology 628 343 0000 - 0000
Thesis 698 443 0000 - 0000
Thesis 698 643 0000 - 0000