Biomedical Scientist
Biomedical Scientist


Ashley Bradley is a biomedical scientist with a strong background in analytical chemistry. She graduated from Washington State University magna cum laude with a BS in biochemistry and a double major in genetics. This was followed by an internship at a Washington State crime laboratory where she investigated signatures of illicit substances using spectroscopic techniques including gas chromatography–mass spectrometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.

She joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2017 and her work has focused on spectroscopic signatures of solid, liquid, and gas-phase samples using laboratory and field-portable instrumentation. Most recently, she was principal investigator for a project that expanded spectral libraries and assessed field-portable instruments against fentanyl and fentanyl analogs at bulk and trace amounts. The project team published the results of their assessment of field-portable detection products against updated compound libraries and testing standards, making the information widely available to the first responder community.

Research Interest

  • Forensics
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Spectroscopy


  • BS in biochemistry, Washington State University