Dr. Ashley Carter earned undergraduate BS degrees in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin Parkside in 1996. He earned a PhD in Biology from Yale University in 2002; the topic of his thesis was theoretical population genetics. He was then awarded an NIH post-doctoral fellowship in 2004 and conducted research at Florida State University. His post-doctoral work included theoretical population genetic studies of epistasis and experimental evolution experiments with Drosophila that demonstrated the heritability of developmental stability. Since 2008 he has been a faculty member at the California State University Long Beach where his research topics include Drosophila experimental evolution and behavior, theoretical population genetics, medical genetics, and public health.