• Gould Lab



François Gould, PhD

Principal Investigator


François joined Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine as an assistant professor in July 2019 from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), where he had been since 2013. He has been an author on over twenty peer reviewed publications on swallowing and swallowing dysfunction. He is also a co-investigator on a NIH R01 grant with Dr. Rebecca German at NEOMED examining ways to improved feeding in premature infants. Although his current focus is on understanding swallowing dysfunction for clinical improvements, he actually started his research career as a paleontologist studying mammalian evolution after the extinction of the dinosaurs during his PhD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. During his PhD he also started teaching human gross anatomy, something that he continues at Rowan SOM. François’ broad background in mammalian anatomy, evolution, and neuromuscular function informs his holistic, integrated approach to understanding how swallowing works, and fails, in human diseases. François lives in Philadelphia with his husband and their cat.


Alexis Foschini

Research Technician

Alexis joined the lab as a research technician in December 2020.