Ashley Russell, Ph.D.

Ashley Russell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology
174 Benson

Mailing Address:
ERIE PA 16563

Dr. Russell is an Erie native and Behrend graduate. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from West Virginia University and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins.

Extracellular vesicles, neuroinflammation, non-coding RNAs, stress, development, biomarker discovery

Minimal information for studies of extracellular vesicles(MISEV2023): From basic to advanced approaches, Journal of Extracellular Vesicles - February, 2024
Collaborators: Joshua Welsh; Kenneth Witwer

Evaluating the trophic transfer of PCBs from fish to humans: insights from environmental monitoring and physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modeling, Environmental Pollution
Collaborators: Adam Simpson; Samuel Nutile; Olivia Hodgson; Jeremiah Keyes; Cody Wood; Ronald Buckanovich

Towards a human brain EV atlas: Characteristics of EVs from different brin regions, including small RNA and protein profiles, Interdisciplinary Medicine - July 19, 2023
Collaborators: Yiyao Huang; Tanina Arab; Emily Mallick; Rajini Nagaraj; Evan Gizzie; Javier Redding; Juan Troncoso; Olga Pletnikova; Andrey Turchinovich; David Routenberg; Kenneth Witwer

The contribution of the gut-brain-microbiota axis to brain health throughout the lifespan - July 16, 2023
Collaborators: Esraa Elsayed; Hadeer Atalah; Mohamed Abdel-Kader; Duaa Dakhlallah; Candice Brown

Conference report for the 2nd annual American Society for Intercellular Communication (ASIC) meeting, 2022, Extracellular Vesicles and Circulating Nucleic Acids - July 4, 2023
Collaborators: Susmita Sil; Michael Graner; Shilpa Buch

Intermittent systemic exposure to lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation disrupts hippocampal long-term potentiation and impairs cognition in aging male mice, Brain Behavior and Immunity - February, 2023
Collaborators: Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi; Jessica Povroznik; Katherine McDonald; Keyana Porter; Desheng Wang; James Hammock; Brenda Billig; Christopher Felton; Ali Yilmaz; Bernard Schreurs; James O'Callaghan; Kevin Zwezdaryk; James Simpkins

Extracellular vesicles in reproduction and pregnancy, Extracellular Vesicles and Circulating Nucleic Acids - September 30, 2022
Collaborator: Tahlia Smith, Co-Author

A Report on ASIC 2021: A conference on extracellular vesicle communication mechanisms, Extracellular Vesicles and Circulating Nucleic Acids - August 29, 2022
Collaborators: Susmita Sil; Shilpa Buch; Michael Graner

Meeting abstracts of the first meeting of theAmerican Society for Intercellular Communication2021, Extracellular Vesicles and Circulating Nucleic Acids - July 13, 2022
Collaborators: Gurudutt Pendyala; Shilpa Buch; Susmita Sil; Emil Chatterjee; Bojan Losic; Alissa Weaver; Tsuneya Ikezu; Randy Schekman; Xiaoli Yu

Crosstalk between autophagy and nutrigenomics in neurodegenerative diseases - June 21, 2022
Collaborators: Asmaa Badr; Ali Rai; Cierra Carafice; Ansaar Rai; Kylene Daily; Owen Whitham; Amal Amer; Candice Brown; Duaa Dakhlallah

Size exclusion chromatography for separating extracellular vesicles from conditioned cell culture media, Journal of Visualized Experiments - May 13, 2022
Collaborators: Madison Jones; Samantha Manioci

The Future of Work in Erie County, Jefferson Educational Society - February, 2022
Collaborators: Jacob Bartko; Susannah Faulkner; Matt Flowers; Thomas Glasoe; Melinda Hall; Paul Hirsch; Browdy Howard; Victor Hudson; Michelle Jaggi; Alyssa Johnson; Stephanie King; Tammie Lentz; Jake Marsh; Samuel McGarvey; Justin Norris; Chelsea Oliver; Sara Provencio; Jennifer Snopko; Megan Stevenson; Corrine Thomas; Adam Welsh; Larry Wheaton; Karin Wickwire; Brian Wilking; Ben Wilson

Cigarette smoke-induced extracellular vesicles of dendritic cells alter T-cell activation and HIV replication, Toxicology Letter - February 16, 2022
Collaborators: Zhaohao Liao, Secondary Author; Mercedes Tkach, Co-Author; Patrick Tarwater, Co-Author; Matias Ostrowski, Co-Author; Clotilde Théry, Co-Author; Kenneth Witwer, Co-Author

miR-146a dysregulates energy metabolism during neuroinflammation, Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology - May 24, 2021
Collaborators: Sujung Jun; Wei Wang; Darren Gemoets; Saumyendra Sarkar; James Simpkins; Candice Brown

Intermittent lipopolysaccharide exposure significantly increases cortical infarct size and impairs autophagy, ASN Neuro - February 24, 2021
Collaborators: John Cavendish; Ali Rai; Maya Vannoy; Ahmad Dakhlallah; Heng Hu; Xeufang Ren; Amal Amer; Candice Brown; Clay Marsh; James Simpkins; Duaa Dakhlallah

Hitting the bullseye: Are extracellular vesicles on target?, Journal of Extracellular Vesicles - November 29, 2020
Collaborators: Nicole Noren Hooten; María Yáñez-Mó; Array DeRita; Peter Quesenberry; Bharat Ramratnam; Paul Robbins; Dolores Di Vizio; Sicheng Wen; Kenneth Witwer; Lucia Languino

Biological membranes in EV biogenesis, stability, uptake, and cargo transfer: an ISEV position paper arising from the ISEV membranes and EVs workshop, Journal of Extracellular Vesicles - 2019
Collaborators: Alexandra Sneider; Kenneth Witwer

Extracellular vesicles secreted in response to cytokine exposure increase mitochondrial oxygen consumption in recipient cells, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience - 2019
Collaborators: Sujung Jun; Saumyendra Sarkar; Werner Geldenhuys; Sara Lewis; Stephanie Rellick; James Simpkins

Over-expression of miR-34a induces rapid cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology, Brain Research - 2019
Collaborators: Saumyendra Sarkar; Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi; John Cavendish; Jessica Povroznik; Dominic Quintana; Peter Mathers; James Simpkins

Hypoxia-reoxygenation of primary astrocytes results in a redistribution of mitochondrial size and mitophagy, Mitochondrion - 2018
Collaborators: Dominic Quintana; Jorge Garcia; Saumyendra Sarkar; Sujung Jun; Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi; John Cavendish; James Simpkins

MicroRNAs and the genetic nexus of brain aging, neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and brain trauma, Aging and Disease - 2018
Collaborators: Saumyendra Sarkar; Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi; Keyana Porter; James Simpkins

Minimal information for studies of extracellular vesicles 2018 (MISEV2018): a position statement of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles and update of the MISEV2014 guidelines, Journal of Extracellular Vesicles - 2018
Collaborators: Clotilde Thery; Kenneth Witwer

miR-34a and stroke: Assessment of non-modifiable biological risk factors in cerebral ischemia, Neurochemistry International - 2018
Collaborators: Xeufang Ren; Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi; Saumyendra Sarkar; Stephanie Rellick; Sara Lewis; Deborah Corbin; Jared Clapper; James Simpkins

TNF-α and beyond: Rapid mitochondrial dysfunction mediates TNF-α-induced neurotoxicity - 2016
Collaborators: Danielle Doll; Saumyendra Sarkar; James Simpkins

Lipopolysaccharide exacerbates infarct size and results in worsened post-stroke behavioral outcomes, Behav Brain Funct - 2015
Collaborators: Danielle Doll; Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi; Sara Lewis; Heng Hu; Xeufang Ren; James Simpkins

Ph D, Neuroscience, West Virginia University

BS, Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University