Allison Owen, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky

Dr. Owen completed her Ph.D. in December 2017 with a concentration in Physiology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. Her doctoral work was aimed at investigating underlying mechanisms of long-term skeletal muscle weakness in middle-aged murine sepsis survivors using a refined clinically relevant animal model; this project was supported by an individual F31 NRSA predoctoral fellowship. She transitioned to Dr. Bohannon's lab at VUMC in August 2019 to expand her training in the field of Immunology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in 2021 on the role of metabolic flux on antimicrobial function and intracellular signaling pathways by which TLR agonists mediate host resistance to infection, funded by the IMDTP T32 program at VUMC. Dr. Owen returned to University of Kentucky as an Assistant Professor in the Athletic Training and Nutrition Center for Muscle Biology where her current studies are aimed at the role of macrophages as regulators of skeletal muscle regeneration after sepsis.