Dr. Casey Perley is the Technical Assessment lead for the Army Applications Laboratory, a component of the Army Futures Command, which helps non-standard defense innovators to bring technologies to the military market. She holds a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University, and spent four years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Virology Section of the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.
Her research has focused on the development of animal models for infectious diseases, and the development and testing of vaccines and therapeutics for a range of pathogens including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Hantaan virus, and Andes virus. She has over 3,000 hours experience working in BSL-3 and BSL-4 containment and extensive knowledge of and experience with FDA Animal Efficacy Rule testing, dual-use research of concern, and high containment laboratory biosafety practices.
Outside of lab, Dr. Perley is an avid harpist, and has performed as a principal player and featured soloist in orchestras in Conneticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Maryland.