Dr. Allan has a BSc in Biology from the University of Waterloo, a MSc in Microbiology from the University of Guelph and PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Queen’s University. She joined VIDO-InterVac in 1989 as a post-doctoral fellow. Dr. Allan became a Professional Research Associate at VIDO in 1992, a research Scientist in 1995 and an Adjunct Professor for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Her expertise is in bacteriology focusing on bacterial diseases of poultry and foodborne pathogens.
- Vaccine development for poultry targeted at preventing the colonization of Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella
- Bacterial diseases of poultry
- Food safety
- Alternatives to antibiotics - development and improvement of poultry vaccines
- Development of vaccines to prevent colonization and infection of poultry by Salmonella enteritidis serovars Enteritidis and Typhimurium
- Prevention of colonization of poultry with C. jejuni by vaccination
- Vaccine development for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus