2011 - PhD Pathobiology, Brown University
2006 - BSc Biology (Summa cum laude), Washington and Lee University
Dr Oakley's PhD thesis was titled "The effects of extracellular matrix proteins and fungal β-glucan on CR3 structure, neutrophil migration and mechanosensing." After graduation, Dr Oakley applied her experience in immunology as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Georgia, USA, working on potential vaccine candidates for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), which most severely affects infants and the elderly. She is experienced in basic microscopy as well as more specialized techniques, including fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), immunohistochemistry, and directed cell migration. Dr Oakley has also worked with a wide range of tissue culture and primary cells. With her biomedical research background, Dr Oakley edits in the fields of immunology, virology, vaccine development, cell biology, and microbiology. A published researcher, she has presented her work at several professional conferences and national meetings. She began working as an editor at Edanz in 2013.