Ashley Hagen Griffin

Ashley Hagen Griffin is a freelance writer who received her Master's Degree in Microbiology at the University of Georgia. She was previously laboratory manager for the biomedical science department at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Ashley’s graduate research at the University of Georgia focused on post-translational histone modifications in Neurospora crassa with a specific emphasis on the development of molecular tools to monitor DNA replication in heterochromatin-deficient mutants. She has recently relocated to Birmingham, AL, and you can find Ashley on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Latest from Ashley Hagen Griffin

The Toxin-Based Diseases Common in North America during the 1600-1700s

  • July 5, 2019
The arrival of European settlers to North America predated the germ theory of disease, but dangerous pathogens tagged along nevertheless.

Measles and Immune Amnesia

  • May 18, 2019
Measles is much more serious than a rash and fever: it also causes immune amnesia and leaves patients especially vulnerable to secondary infection.

Paleomicrobiology and Microbial Ancient DNA Get to the Root of Disease Mysteries

  • March 15, 2019
What is microbial ancient DNA and what can it tell us about the coldest cases of microbial disease in human history?