About Ashley York
Ashley studied at University College London, UK, gaining a first class degree in Biological Sciences before earning his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, UK. During his doctoral studies, he investigated the molecular mechanisms of influenza virus RNA synthesis under the guidance of Professor Ervin Fodor at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. He then joined the Laboratory of Retrovirology at The Rockefeller University, USA, as a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr Paul Bieniasz. During this time, he investigated the RNA binding mechanisms of intrinsic immune proteins that restrict HIV infection. Ashley joined the Nature Reviews Microbiology editorial team in November 2016 as an Associate Editor, where he continues to expand his knowledge on all aspects of microbiology.
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