Dr. Ashby joined the UAMS Myeloma Center as a Post-Doctoral fellow from Arkansas State University in 2014 and was promoted to assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics in 2015. In 2014, he obtained a PhD in molecular biosciences from Arkansas State University as well as a master’s degree in computer science from the same institution in 2007. He has spent the last eight years studying the genomics of multiple myeloma at UAMS and has managed several projects. Dr. Ashby has eight years of experience in multiple myeloma research and twenty years of experience in computer science. Currently, his research focuses on cancer genomics. He uses and develops algorithms for sequencing technologies, such as whole-genome sequencing and RNA sequencing, to identify key genes in cancer development and potential therapeutic targets. His research also includes cutting-edge technologies, such as single-cell and long-read sequencing.