Kristen Metzler-Wilson, P.T., Ph.D.
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  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience; Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy; Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science (Interdisciplinary biology, chemistry, and physics); Minor in Music; Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana

Research Interests:

My primary research goal is to better understand peripheral neuropharmacology, primarily focusing on sensory afferents, calcium signaling, and autonomics.


Hutchinson D., Hines S., Vijayaraghavan N., Sammond A., Metzler-Wilson K., & Kuchera M.L. Interexaminer reliability study of a standardized myofascial protocol for diagnosis of the superior thoracic inlet. J Bodyw Mov Ther, in press

Metzler-Wilson K. & Wilson T.E. Calcium regulation’s impact on eccrine sweating and sweating disorders: the view from cells to glands to intact human skin. Exp Physiol, 101(3):345-6, 2016.

Metzler-Wilson K.,
Toma K., Sammons D.L., Mann S., Jurovcik A.J., Demidova O., & Wilson T.E. Augmented supraorbital skin sympathetic nerve activity responses to symptom trigger events in rosacea patients. J Neurophysiol, 114(3):1530-7, 2015. (^: share first authorship)

Gray B., Metzler-Wilson K., Dawes K.W., & Wilson T.E. A neural link to understanding rosacea: Focusing on flushing triggers. J Am Osteo Col Dermatol, 33:11-16, 2015.

Wilson T.E. & Metzler-Wilson K. Sweating chloride bullets: Understanding the role of calcium in eccrine sweat glands and possible implications for hyperhidrosis. Exp Dermitol, 24(3):177-178, 2015.

Metzler-Wilson K.
, Sammons D.L., Ossim M.A., Metzger N.R., Jurovcik A.J., Krause B.A., & Wilson T.E. Extracellular calcium chelation and attenuation of calcium entry decrease in vivo cholinergic-induced eccrine sweating sensitivity in humans. Exp Physiol, 99(2):393-402, 2014.

Metzler-Wilson K. & Wilson T.E. Topical anesthesia does not affect cutaneous vasomotor or sudomotor responses in human skin. Auton Autacoid Pharmacol. 33(3-4):25-33, 2013.

Metzler-Wilson K., Kellie L., Tomc C., Simpson C., Sammons D., & Wilson T.E. Differential vasodilatory responses to local heating in facial, glabrous and hairy skin. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging, 32(5):361-6, 2012.

Toma K., Walkowski S., Metzler-Wilson K., & Wilson T. E. Acupuncture attenuates exercise-induced increases in skin sympathetic nerve activity. Auton Neurosci, 162(1-2): 84-8, 2011.

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