Ashley Best

Microbiology and Immunology

University of Louisville

I'm a doctoral candidate in microbiology and immunology at the University of Louisville. My research is on nutritional virulence of Legionella pneumophila, which causes Legionnaire's disease. These bacteria are considered to be "accidental human pathogens"; a lot of their abilities to cause damage to us comes from it just trying to acquire some food (it really likes to eat amino acids).

Ashley has authored 2 articles

Natural disasters leave behind more than just physical damage

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A study in Japan traces links between disasters and mental illness

Ashley Best

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The Graduate Research Fellowship Program favors elite schools – again

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The early-career grants, meant to boost diversity, end up perpetuating disparities

Kelsey Lucas

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Don't fear germs – at least not too much

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Microbes are neither purely 'good' nor 'bad'

Jennifer Tsang

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Beetles exploit bacteria labor to grow their exoskeletons

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New research has revealed a "symbiotic organ" in weevils, showing how tiny organisms shape larger life

Melanie Silvis

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