Alice McGovern

Dr Alice McGovern is currently an Early Career Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a current recipient of a prestigious NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, working within the department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.  Alice completed her undergraduate training in 2005 (Physiology) from the University of Melbourne and subsequently completed her PhD in 2014 from The University of Queensland in the field of autonomic neuroscience developing novel neuroanatomical viral tracing techniques.  Her current research interests lie in respiratory sensory neurobiology, ranging from the peripheral sensory neurons as well as higher brain control of respiratory functions. Amongst the standard research techniques Alice has an array of research skills and her specialities involve in vivo/ in vitro animal physiology, viral neuroanatomical tracing and development of novel viral tools, intricate surgeries in all rodent models and single cell transcriptomics.

  • Contact Details
    Department:Anatomy and Neuroscience
    Phone:03 8344 3979
  • Current Research Focus

    Respiratory Neuroscience

    Field of ResearchDescription
    110905Peripheral Nervous System
    110901Autonomic Nervous System
  • Key Skills
    • Neuroscience
    • Surgery
    • In vivo physiology, viral tracing
    • Single cell RNAseq
  • Looking to collaborate?

    Dr McGovern is looking for researchers of other disciplines, particularly in the field of immunology, virology, pharmacology and/ or disease models such as respiratory diseases, diabetes etc to look what role the nervous system plays in disease generation, progression and management.