Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization -
International Vaccine Centre

Brenda Allan

Dr. Allan has a BSc in Biology from the University of Waterloo, a MSc in Microbiology from the University of Guelph, and a 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. She has been active in the Contract Research group since 2009 and has been the Program manager since 2013. Her expertise is in bacteriology focusing on bacterial diseases of poultry and foodborne pathogens. As well, she has extensive experience in the design and execution of animal experiments.

Research Interests:

  • Vaccine development for poultry targeted at preventing the colonization of Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella
  • Bacterial diseases of poultry
  • Food safety
  • Development of animal models

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