James Allen

Center for Vaccines and Immunology
Graduate Student in Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program
Research Professional IV
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James D. Allen performed his undergraduate studies in Biological Engineering at Louisiana State University from 2006-2010.  He then received a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami, FL in 2013.  In 2014 James joined Dr. Ross’ lab at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute in Port St. Lucie, FL where he worked as a Research Assistant.  Then in April of 2015 he moved with Dr. Ross’ lab to the University of Georgia.  James is currently analyzing the immune responses elicited by COBRA universal influenza vaccines in preclinical animal models

Research Interests

  • H1N1 vaccine design and animal model testing
  • H3N2 vaccine design and animal model testing

Educational Background

MS (2013), Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
BS (2010), Biological Engineering,  Louisiana State University

Selected Publications

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  • Balasubramanian S, Allen JD, Kanitkar A, Boldor D. Oil extraction from Scenedesmus obliquus using a continuous microwave system–design, optimization, and quality characterization. Bioresour Technol. 2011 Feb;102(3):3396-403.