Allison Owen, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Anesthesiology

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. Dr. Owen's current studies seek to define the regulatory role of metabolic flux on antimicrobial function and to define intracellular signaling pathways by which TLR agonists mediate host resistance to infection. Allison is currently a trainee in the Immunological Mechanisms of Disease Training Program (T32, PMI Department).