Ashley Cannon, PhD, MS, CGC is an Assistant Professor at UAB in the Department of Genetics. She is a neuroscientist and certified genetic counselor. Her previous research experience at Mayo Clinic Florida encompassed molecular genetics, neuropathology, and mouse modeling of neurodegenerative diseases. This research exposed her to the significance of genetic counseling for individuals and families affected by genetic conditions and motivated her to become trained as a genetic counselor. She received an MS in Genetic Counseling at UAB in 2015. She currently provides genetic counseling for the Neurofibromatosis Clinic and Undiagnosed Diseases Program. Her current research interests include the longitudinal quantification, treatment, and psychosocial impact of cutaneous neurofibromas in individuals with NF1.