Ashley Hodel, Ph.D.

Dr. Hodel has a long history with UC Davis, much of which is rooted within the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center community. In 2013, she obtained a Ph.D. in Animal Biology under the mentorship of Dr. Russell Hovey, where she focused on breast cancer biology and endocrinology. Dr. Hodel then completed a postdoc with Dr. Kermit Carraway that included appointment as a T32 fellow in Oncogenic Signaling and Chromosome Biology and IOR responsibility for an undergraduate course on endocrinology (NPB130). Dr. Hodel spent several years with the Jackson Laboratory in Sacramento, where she managed contract research projects and oversaw the commercial Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) and cell culture programs.

Prior to joining the Cancer Center as a Research Program Grant Officer in the Office of Grant Development, Dr. Hodel worked as an Academic Coordinator for the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience where she managed two pre-doctoral T32 training grants and contributed to the development of the newly launched Neuroscience Consortium website. She has 10+ years of direct research, scientific design, science/grant writing, and mentorship experience. She is very excited to support the work of the Cancer Center and its members.