Dr. Allison Norlander studied microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 2012. Shortly after, Dr. Norlander moved to Nashville, Tennessee to begin her graduate studies at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Norlander joined the labs of Drs. Meena Madhur and David Harrison in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Dr. Norlander began investigating the mechanisms through which IL-17A alters sodium transporter expression in the kidney during hypertension and the means by which TH17 cells sense and respond to salt through SGK1 in models of hypertension. From there, Dr. Norlander joined the lab of Dr. Stokes Peebles in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to complete her postdoctoral fellowship. During which she began investigating PGI2 and its impact on T regulatory cell function in allergy and asthma. In 2023, Dr. Norlander opened her lab which focuses on T cells and their contributions to the pathogenesis of hypertension and allergy and asthma.
Active collaborations: cats, Leo and Delaney.