- Ph.D., Pharmacy, University of Georgia, 2022
- B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Chemistry, Cleveland State University, 2017
- Graduate Certificate in International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences, University of Georgia, 2021
- Teaching Assistant, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UGA, 2018-2019
- Stewart Award, University of Georgia, 2022
- Summer Research Grant, University of Georgia, 2021
- Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant, University of Georgia, 2020
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2019-2022
- Junior Student of the Year Award, University of Georgia, 2019
- Women in Pharma Scholarship, International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, 2018
- Outstanding Student in Analytical Chemistry, Cleveland State University, 2015-2016
Dr. Morgan Ashcraft specializes in scientific research and analyses related to interactions between implantable medical devices and their environments. She has expertise in products featuring blood-contacting surfaces and antimicrobial materials. Her training ranges from synthesis and fabrication to in-depth material characterization to biological assessments. Dr. Ashcraft also has extensive knowledge of nanoparticle drug-delivery systems, pharmaceutical formulation testing, and antibiotic adjuvants/potentiators. Her scientific and research work has centered around translational technology to optimize patient outcomes and quality of life.
Prior to joining Exponent, Morgan earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Georgia. Her dissertation focused on multifunctional surfaces and therapies for reduced medical device-associated complications. She worked with a broad range of established, medical-grade materials and devices as well as ground-breaking, exploratory constructs and formulations. Concurrently, she pursued a certificate in International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences, which affords her knowledge and understanding of the regulatory processes for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.