Senior Advisory Panel
Allison Ashley-Koch, is a Professor in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. She received her Ph.D. in genetics and molecular biology from Emory University. Dr. Ashley-Koch is a genetic epidemiologist whose primary goal is the identification of genes that contribute to human genetic disorders, including gene-gene and gene-environment interactions. She has a particular interest in the genetics of Chiari Type I Malformations, with and without Syringomyelia. She and her colleagues at Duke are working to identify genetic risk factors for Chiari using a variety of methods, including whole genome genetic analysis, sequencing of candidate genes, and gene expression studies. She is particularly interested in using radiologic and clinical features to reduce the clinical heterogeneity in these malformations.