Ashleigh joined the team in 2021 after taking a short break from science to work in emergency call handling. She has 3 years hands-on lab experience spanning the biotech industry and academia, with experience in a broad range of biological lab skills. She aims to draw from her experience in call handling, customer service and extensive scientific background to develop her technical sales career.
Ashleigh has previously worked in the laboratory of a biotech company who were developing a novel antimicrobial compound. Here she gained knowledge of the drug development pipeline as well as practical experience in a range of microbiological techniques. Ashleigh has also worked in academia in the field of plant biotechnology, on a project expressing antibodies in a range of plant species; gaining practical knowledge of protein expression in plants, molecular cloning techniques, PCR, protein purification and analysis along with some animal work and immunology.
In her spare time, Ashleigh enjoys going to the gym, keeping healthy, and going on long cycles out into the Peak District as well as adding to and trying to keep alive her extensive houseplant collection.