Allison Owen is a faculty member in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition and a member of the Center for Muscle Biology. Dr. Owen completed her Bachelor's in Biology and Chemistry at Franklin College (2012), PhD in Physiology at the University of Kentucky (2017), and her postdoctoral training in Immunometabolism at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2022). During her graduate work, she explored mechanisms of post-sepsis muscle weakness using a clinically relevant animal model which revealed chronic mitochondrial myopathy among middle-aged murine sepsis survivors. She expanded her expertise to the field of immunology during her postdoctoral training where she identified signaling mechanisms which drive Toll-like receptor mediated trained immunity in macrophages, with a special interest in metabolic reprogramming. In 2022, Dr. Owen accepted an Assistant Professor position in Dr. Christopher Fry's lab and returned to UK where she studies cellular and molecular mechanisms in skeletal muscle after injury. Her long-term research interest lies in understanding immune regulation of muscle injury and regeneration after critical illness such as sepsis. When not at the bench, she enjoys hiking with her husband and German Shepherd, baking, and running.