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 Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith

PhD Student

 Living Systems Institute S01.01


Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD


I am a PhD student in the South West Bio Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the BBSRC.  I work in Microbiology and Microfluidics under the supervision of Dr Stefano Pagliara in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Using microfluidics, I am developing a novel technique to identify and isolate bacterial persister cells after treatment with antibiotics.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Microfluidics
  • Microbiology

Supervisors: Dr Stefano Pagliara, Professor Richard Titball

Funding: BBSRC

Research projects

Project Title: Novel technologies to study single-cell response to environmental stimuli

Supervisors: Dr Stefano PagliaraProfessor Richard Titball


BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Exeter



Supervision / Group

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