Dr Alice McGovern's research focuses on basic scientific developments in the field of respiratory neuroscience and the important role the nervous system plays in modulating respiratory tract infections. Her work is underpinned by robust neuroanatomical approaches, but includes a broad array of physiological and molecular biological studies.
Find out more about Alice McGovern's experience
Alice McGovern's highlights
Alice McGovern's selected work
A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study To Investigate Atp-Sensitive Cough Neural Pa..
Displaying the 3 most recent projects by Alice McGovern.
Displaying the 31 most recent scholarly works by Alice McGovern.
Local D2- to D1-neuron transmodulation updates goal-directed learning in the striatum.
Miriam Matamales, Alice E McGovern, Jia Dai Mi, Stuart B Mazzone, Bernard W Balleine, Jesus Bertran-Gonzalez
Journal article | 2020 | Science
Extinction learning allows animals to withhold voluntary actions that are no longer related to reward and so provides a major sour..
Transcriptional Profiling of Individual Airway Projecting Vagal Sensory Neurons
Stuart B Mazzone, Luyi Tian, Aung Aung Kywe Moe, Matthew W Trewella, Matthew E Ritchie, Alice E McGovern
Journal article | 2019 | Molecular Neurobiology
Bronchopulmonary sensory neurons are derived from the vagal sensory ganglia and are essential for monitoring the physical and chem..
D1 and D2 systems converge in the striatum to update goal-directed learning
Miriam Matamales, Alice McGovern, Jia Dai Mi, Stuart Mazzone, Bernard Balleine, Jesus Bertran-Gonzalez
Journal article | 2019
Abstract Extinction learning allows animals to withhold voluntary actions that are no longer related to reward and so provides a m..
Cholinergic basal forebrain neurons regulate fear extinction consolidation through p75 neurotrophin receptor signaling
Zoran Boskovic, Michael R Milne, Lei Qian, Hamish D Clifton, Alice E McGovern, Marion T Turnbull, Stuart B Mazzone, Elizabeth J Coulson
Journal article | 2018 | Translational Psychiatry
Evidence for multiple sensory circuits in the brain arising from the respiratory system: an anterograde viral tract tracing study in rodents
Alice E McGovern, Nicholas Davis-Poynter, Seung-Kwon Yang, David G Simmons, Michael J Farrell, Stuart B Mazzone
Journal article | 2015 | Brain Structure and Function
Distinct Brainstem and Forebrain Circuits Receiving Tracheal Sensory Neuron Inputs Revealed Using a Novel Conditional Anterograde Transsynaptic Viral Tracing System
Alice E McGovern, Alexandria K Driessen, David G Simmons, Joseph Powell, Nicholas Davis-Poynter, Michael J Farrell, Stuart B Mazzone
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Neuroscience
Distinct Organization of Upper Airway Nodose and Jugular Vagal Circuits in the Brain: Evidence from Conditional Anterograde Transneuronal Tracing and Physiology
Alice McGovern, Ally Driessen, David Simmons, Michael Farrell, Nicholas Davis-Poynter, Stuart Mazzone
Conference Proceedings | 2015 | FASEB JOURNAL
The effect of hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channel inhibitors on the vagal control of guinea pig airway smooth muscle tone
Alice E McGovern, Jed Robusto, Joanna Rakoczy, David G Simmons, Simon Phipps, Stuart B Mazzone
Journal article | 2014 | British Journal of Pharmacology
Sensorimotor circuitry involved in the higher brain control of coughing.
Stuart B Mazzone, Alice E McGovern, Seung-Kwon Yang, Ariel Woo, Simon Phipps, Ayaka Ando, Jennifer Leech, Michael J Farrell
Journal article | 2013 | Cough
There is an overwhelming body of evidence to support the existence of higher brain circuitries involved in the sensory detection o..
Characterization of the vagal motor neurons projecting to the Guinea pig airways and esophagus.
Alice E McGovern, Stuart B Mazzone
Journal article | 2010 | Frontiers in Neurology
Distinct parasympathetic postganglionic neurons mediate contractions and relaxations of the guinea pig airways. We set out to char..
Immunohistochemical characterization of nodose cough receptor neurons projecting to the trachea of guinea pigs.
Stuart B Mazzone, Alice E McGovern
Journal article | 2008 | Cough
BACKGROUND: Cough in guinea pigs is mediated in part by capsaicin-insensitive low threshold mechanoreceptors (cough receptors). Fu..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Anatomy And Neuroscience
International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience
American Physiology Society
Soceity for Neuroscience
Australian Neuroscience Society
Doctor of Philosophy
The University of Queensland
Bachelor of Science
University of Melbourne