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Ashley Woolfork, Ph.D.

Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics
University of Pennsylvania


2016 B.A. Chemistry – Rutgers University – New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ

2021 Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry – University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

2021 – Present PennPORT Fellow, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translation Therapeutics – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Research Mentor: Aalim Weljie, Ph.D.

Research Topic: Investigating metabolomic response to sleep deprivation and sleep disorders

Teaching Interests: Introductory General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry


M. Czub, B. Venkataramany, K. Majorek, K. Handing, P. Porebski, S. Beeram, K. Suh, A. G. Woolfork, D. S. Hage, I. Shabalin, and W. Minor, Testosterone meets albumin – the molecular mechanism of sex hormone transport by serum albumins (Chemical Science (2019), 10, 1607-1618)

P. Tao, Z. Li, A. G. Woolfork, and D.S. Hage, Characterization of tolazamide binding with glycated and normal human serum albumin by using high-performance affinity chromatography (Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (2019), 166, 273-280)  

C. Zhang, A. G. Woolfork, K. Suh, S. Ovbude, C. Bi, M. Elzoeiry, and D. S. Hage, Clinical and pharmaceutical application of affinity ligands in capillary electrophoresis: A Review (Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (2020), 177, 112882)

E. L. Rodriguez, S. Poddar, S. Iftehar, K. Suh, A. G. Woolfork, S. Ovbude, A. Pekarek, M. Walters, S. Lott, and D. S. Hage, Affinity chromatography: A Review of Trends and Developments over the Past 50 Years (Journal of Chromatography B (2020), 1157, 122332)

E. L. Rodriguez, P. Tao, A. G. Woolfork, Z. Li, R. Matsuda, Z. Sun, and D. S. Hage, Studies of Binding by Sulfonylureas with Glyoxal- and Methylglyoxal-Modified Albumin by Immunoextraction using Affinity Microcolumns (Journal of Chromatography A (2021), 1638, 461683)

E. L. Rodriguez, C. Zhang, A. G. Woolfork, Z. Li, C. Bi, H. Kaur, A. F. Juritsch, R. Moreau, and D. S. Hage, Analysis of Curcumin and Piperine in Biological Samples by Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography with Multi-Wavelength Detection (Journal of Chromatography B (2020), 1162, 122487)

A. G. Woolfork, K. Suh, M. Weigand, and D. S. Hage, Studies of Binding by Imidazoline-Related Compounds to Human Serum Albumin and Alpha1-Acid Glycoprotein by High-Performance Affinity Chromatography (Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (2021), In Press)

A. G. Woolfork, S. Iftekhar, S. Ovbude, K. Suh, S. Sharmeen, I. Kyei, J. Jones, and D. S. Hage, Recent Advances in Supramolecular Affinity Separations: Affinity Chromatography and Related Methods (Advances in Chromatography, Vol 58, In Press)

A.G. Woolfork and D.S. Hage, “Affinity Chromatography” in Particle Separation Techniques – Fundamentals, Instrumentation and Selected Applications, C. Contado (Ed.), Elsivier, In Press

A. G. Woolfork, P. Tao, Z. Li, and D. S. Hage, Characterization of Interactions by First-Generation Sulfonylurea Drugs with Glyoxal and Methylglyoxal-Modified Albumin using High-Performance Affinity Chromatography (in preparation)

A. G. Woolfork, S. Poddar, K. Suh, S. Iftekhar, S. Ovbude, S. Sharmeen, I. Kyei, J. Jones, R. Ringer, and D. S. Hage, Development and Use of Sandwich Assay Format Using Fluorescence Detection and Magnetic Beads for Antibody Detection of COVID-19 using High-Performance Affinity Chromatography and Spectrofluorometry (in preparation)

A.G. Woolfork, D.S. Hage, High-Performance Affinity Chromatographic Screening of Sulfonylurea Drugs with Glyoxal-and Methylglyoxal-Modified Human Serum Albumin (in preparation)


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