Ashton Barber

Position title: Graduate Student


Ashton is a graduate student in the Neuroscience Training Program. She is interested in both understanding and developing novel treatments for anxiety and depression. More specifically, she’s interested in elucidating the mechanism of action of the antidepressant effects of ketamine in a non-human primate model. She’s also interested in exploring the effects of classic psychedelics in non-human primates. In addition to research, she is passionate about teaching at the collegiate level. Outside of her academic interests, she enjoys baking and playing the violin.