Biographical Sketch: Alison Cole, Ph.D.

Alison Cole, Ph.D., is the branch chief of the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Branch (PPS) in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry. In this position, she administers research grants in anesthesiology and peri-operative pain, and Small Business (SBIR/STTR) Awards for the PPS Branch. She also administers predoctoral research training grants on molecular medicine, and postdoctoral training grants and career development awards in anesthesiology. Prior to joining NIGMS, she was a research assistant professor in the department of neurology at Johns Hopkins University.

Cole earned a B.S. in zoology from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Francisco, and was a Pharmacology Research Associate Training program fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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