Bryan Allen- Assistant Professor

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
B180 Medical Laboratories
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Tel: 319-335-8019




Research Statement


Example Publications | Full CV

  • Allen BG, Weeks DL. Transgenic Xenopus laevis embryos can be generated using phiC31 integrase. Nat Methods. Dec 2005;2(12):975-979. PMID: 16299484.
  • Allen BG, Allen-Brady K, Weeks DL. Reduction of XNkx2-10 expression leads to anterior defects and malformation of the embryonic heart. Mech Dev. Oct 2006;123(10):719-729. PMID: 16949797. PMCID: PMC2094041.
  • Allen BG, Johnson M, Marsh AE, Dornfeld KJ. Base excision repair of both uracil and oxidatively damaged bases contribute to thymidine deprivation-induced radiosensitization. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. Aug 1 2006;65(5):1544-1552. PMID: 16863931.
  • Allen BG, Weeks DL. Using phiC31 integrase to make transgenic Xenopus laevis embryos. Nat Protoc. 2006;1(3):1248-1257. PMID: 17406408.
  • Allen BG, Weeks DL. Bacteriophage phiC31 integrase mediated transgenesis in Xenopus laevis for protein expression at endogenous levels. Methods Mol Biol. 2009;518:113-122. PMID: 19085128.
  • Li YE, Allen BG, Weeks DL. Using PhiC31 integrase to mediate insertion of DNA in Xenopus embryos. Methods Mol Biol. 2012;917:219-230. PMID: 22956091. PMCID: PMC3551469.
  • Allen BG, Bhatia SK, Buatti JM, Brandt KE, Lindholm KE, Button AM, Szweda LI, Smith BJ, Spitz DR, Fath MA. Ketogenic diets enhance oxidative stress and radio-chemo-therapy responses in lung cancer xenografts. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Jul 15 2013;19(14):3905-3913. PMID: 23743570.


Honors, Awards and Organizations

  • 2007 Subramanian Award, Best Thesis in the University of Iowa, Department of Biochemistry
  • 2008, Radiation Oncology Outstanding Medical Student Award – University of Iowa College of Medicine


  • PhD, 2008, Biochemistry, University of Iowa

  • M.D., 2008, Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • B.S., Biology, 2000, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT