Research Collaborate Lab Bench

Medical Scientist Training Program

Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown

G1 Student

Faculty Advisor

  • Advised by Robert Lochhead, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology


  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information


MS, Biology, Boston College, 2014
BS, Biology, Boston College, 2014

Research Interests

Geroscience, immunology

Research Experience

Medical College of Wisconsin, 2020-present
Advisor: Robert Lochhead, PhD
Project: Lyme disease and autoimmunity

The Hormel Institute, Nutrition and Metabolism, 2012
Advisor: Margot Cleary, PhD
Project: Protein and lipid oxidative damage in breast cancer.

Boston College, 2012-2014 (B.S.)
Advisor: Thomas Seyfried, PhD
Project: Etomoxir induced triglyceride accumulation and reduced energy production in murine glioblastoma cells.

Boston College, 2014-2016 (M.S.)
Advisor: Thomas Seyfried, PhD
Thesis: Investigating the effect of energy substrates and LPS-activation on the in vitro energy metabolism of BV-2, RAW264.7, and VM-M3 cells.

Mayo Clinic, Robert & Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, 2016-2018
Advisor: Nathan LeBrasseur, PhD
Project: Developing a standardized battery of clinically relevant resilience challenges and outcome measures to assess healthy aging.


Schafer, M.J., Mazula, D.L., Brown, A.K., White, T.A., Atkinson, E., Pearsall, V.M., Aversa, Z., Verzosa, G.C., Smith, L.A., Matveyenko, A., et al. (2019). Late-life time-restricted feeding and exercise differentially alter healthspan in obesity. Aging Cell 18, e12966.

Flores, R.E., Brown, A.K., Taus, L., Khoury, J., Glover, F., Kami, K., Sarangarajan, R., Walshe, T.E., Narain, N.R., Kiebish, M.A., et al. (2018). Mycoplasma infection and hypoxia initiate succinate accumulation and release in the VM-M3 cancer cells. Biochim Biophys Acta

Meeting Abstracts

Brown, A. K., Mazula, D. L., Zhang, B., Roos, C. M., White, T. A., Miller, R. A., Miller, J. D., and LeBrasseur, N. K. (2018) Physical Resilience as a Determinant of Healthy Aging. The FASEB Journal 32, 674.677-674.677

Brown, A. K., Martínez-Gálvez, G., Coffman, K. E., Matchett, W. E., and Horazdovsky, B. F. (2018) Twin Talk Series: A novel method to foster peer-to-peer pedagogical training. The FASEB Journal 32, 535.526-535.526

Brown, A.K., Ta, L., Flores, R., Seyfried, T.N. Etomoxir Induced Triglyceride Accumulation and Reduced Energy Production in Murine Glioblastoma Cells [abstract]. In: SACNAS East Coast Regional Meeting. March 28 2015. Chestnut Hill, MA

General Interests

Running, pedagogy, and classical studies