Alexandra Pincus

  • Current Program Year: MS3
  • Graduate, Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • M.D./Ph.D. Program Students, School of Medicine


Dissertation Title: Assessing sensory and parasympathetic contributions to airway hyperreactivity using optogenetic activation and multicolor labeling of airway neurons

Research Interests: Airway nerve changes in eosinophilic pulmonary disease

Education and training

    • B.A., 2012, Scripps College
    • Ph.D., 2021, Oregon Health & Science University

Honors and awards

  • NRSA Ruth L. Kirschstein F30 Fellowship Award


Selected publications

  • Drake MG, Lebold KM, Roth-Carter QR, Pincus AB, Blum ED, Proskocil BJ, Jacoby DB, Fryer AD, Nie Z. Eosinophil and airway nerve interactions in asthma. (2018) PMID 29633324
  • Tapocik JD, Barbier E, Flanigan M, Solomon M, Pincus A, Pilling A, Sun H, Schank JR, King C, Heilig M. microRNA-206 in rat medial prefrontal cortex regulates BDNF expression and alcohol drinking. J Neurosci. 2014 Mar 26;34(13):4581-8. PMID:  24672003   [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Dixit SS, Pincus A, Guo B, Faris GW. Droplet shape analysis and permeability studies in droplet lipid bilayers. Langmuir. 2012 May 15;28(19):7442-51. doi: 10.1021/la3005739. Epub 2012 May 2. PMID: 22509902  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Pincus, A.B., Adhikary, S., Lebold, K.M., Fryer, A.D., and Jacoby, D.B. Optogenetic Control of Airway Cholinergic Neurons In Vivo. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2020 Apr;62(4):423-429. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2019-0378MA. PubMed PMID: 31899655; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7110977.


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