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Ashleigh Theberge, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington;
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Urology
University of Washington
Department of Chemistry
Seattle, WA 98195-1700
Education and Training
Ph.D. (Analytical and Biological Chemistry, Biomedical Science & Engineering)
University of Cambridge, 2012
The Theberge group studies the chemical mechanisms underlying diseases such as bladder infections, prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and asthma. We develop analytical chemistry tools to advance medicine, including biomimetic microfluidic systems for integrated cell culture and small molecule isolation. We collaborate closely with clinicians who treat patients with the diseases that we study and utilize complementary methods, such as in vivo models, to better understand how chemical processes are linked to patient symptoms. A related emerging area of research within our group centers on developing culture models and molecular isolation tools to study microbial signaling in the environment and agriculture.
U. N. Lee, X. Su, D.J. Guckenberger, A. M. Dostie, T. Zhang, E. Berthier, A. B. Theberge, “Fundamentals of rapid injection molding for microfluidic cell-based assays.” Lab Chip, 2018. 18, 496. (bioRxiv, Lab Chip)
S. B. Berry*, T. Zhang*, J. H. Day, X. Su, I. Z. Wilson, E. Berthier, A. B. Theberge, “Upgrading well plates using open microfluidic patterning.” Lab Chip, 2017. 17, 4253. (RSC)
L. J. Barkal*, A. B. Theberge*, C. J. Guo*, J. Spraker, L. Rappert, J. Berthier, K. A. Brakke, C. C Wang, D. J. Beebe, N. P. Keller, E. Berthier, “Microbial metabolomics in open microscale platforms.” Nat. Commun. 2016. 7, 10610. (NCBI)
T. E. de Groot, K. S. Veserat, E. Berthier, D. J. Beebe§, A. B. Theberge§, “Surface-tension driven open microfluidic platform for hanging droplet culture.” Lab Chip. 2016. 16, 334. (§ Corresponding authors) (NCBI)
A. B. Theberge*, J. Yu*, E. W. K. Young, W. A. Ricke, W. Bushman, D. J. Beebe, “Microfluidic multiculture assay to analyze biomolecular signaling in angiogenesis.” Anal. Chem. 2015. 87, 3239. (NCBI)
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