Dr. Allan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at St. Georges University. After completing an honors degree and MSc in the department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary, Dr. Allan completed a PhD in Veterinary Medicine (U of C) specializing in neuroinflammation and autoimmunity. He followed this up with a 3 year NIH funded postdoctoral fellowship studying schistosomiasis at Oregon State University. He is currently teaching Immunology to DVM students, and scientific text, organization and presentation to graduate students in the SVM.
He has extensive teaching experience ranging from undergraduate courses through professional and graduate courses. He has also helped to mentor numerous graduate students, and taken part in teaching development committees, workshops, and conferences to improve university education.
Dr. Allan’s interdisciplinary research spans from comparative endocrinology to cellular immunology. One of his research projects defined the essential role for phagosomal proteases in the potentiation of autoimmune neuroinflammation during Multiple Sclerosis. Some of his current research projects explore the roles of immune cells in parasite transmitting snails, the microbiome and proteome in invertebrate immunity, and immune genes linked to autism risk.