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Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5209
Kristen Metzler-Wilson, Ph.D., PT, is an associate professor of physical therapy. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in natural science with a minor in music at Goshen College and a Master of Science in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University. After practicing as an inpatient hospital physical therapist for several years, she returned to academia and earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Thomas Jefferson University. Metzler-Wilson has held tenure-track faculty positions at Ohio University, Lebanon Valley College, and Marian University and has taught professional students for a number of years.
Metzler-Wilson’s research interests relate to the autonomic nervous system and peripheral neuropharmacology. Her dissertation focused on interactions between voltage-gated calcium channels and calcium binding proteins. She obtained additional translational research training at the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute where she worked on transdermal drug delivery, functional effects of local anesthesia, and agonist dose-response relations in the skin. She now combines her bench science work with human-based studies in her peripheral neuropharmacology investigations.