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Biographical Sketch: Alison Cole, Ph.D.

Alison Cole
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Alison Cole, Ph.D., is the branch chief of the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Branch in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry. In this position, she administers research and training grants in anesthesiology and peri-operative pain as well as predoctoral training grants on molecular medicine. 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.

To contact Cole, send email to or call 301-594-3827. 

If you’re a reporter wishing to interview Cole, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at or call 301-496-7301.

This page last reviewed on March 17, 2017