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Dr. Christopher AllenChristopher Allen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Phone: (970) 491-0573
Fax: (970) 491-0623
Office: 476 Molecular and Radiological Biosciences Building



Research Interests

Dr. Allen's diverse research interests include cell cycle checkpoint, DNA repair, DNA recombination and molecular genetics of cancer.

C Allen NCBI Bibliography

Selected Publications

Allen, C.P., Fujimori, A., Okayasu, R. and Nickoloff, J.A. (2012). Radiation-induced delayed genome instability and hypermutation in mammalian cells. In Stress-Induced Mutagenesis (Mittelman, D., Ed.), Springer, New York, NY, in press.

Chen, J., Young, S.M., Allen, C., Seeber, A., Péli-Gulli, M.P., Panchaud, N., Waller, A., Ursu, O., Yao, T., Golden, J.E., Strouse, J.J., Carter, M.B., Kang, H., Bologa, C.G., Foutz, T.D., Edwards, B.S., Peterson, B.R., Aubé, J., Werner-Washburne, M., Loewith, R.J., De Virgilio, C. and Sklar, L.A. (2012). Identification of a small molecule yeast TORC1 inhibitor with a multiplex screen based on flow cytometry. ACS Chem Biol. 2012 Apr 20;7(4):715-22. Epub 2012 Feb 1. PMID: 22260433; PMCID: PMC3331904.

Chan, C.-Y., Prudom, C., Raines, S.M., Charkhzarrin, S., Melman, S.D., De Haro, L.P., Allen, C., Lee, S.A., Sklar, L.A., and Parra, K.J. (2012). Inhibitors of v-atpase proton transport reveal uncoupling functions of the tether linking cytosolic and membrane domains of the vo subunit a (vph1p). J Biol Chem. 2012 Mar 23;287(13):10236-50. Epub 2012 Jan 3. PMID: 22215674; PMCID: PMC3323027.

Shaheen, M., Allen, C., Nickoloff, J.A., and Hromas, R. (2011). Synthetic lethality: Exploiting the addiction of cancer to DNA repair. Blood. 2012 Jun 9;117(23):6074-82. Epub 2011 Mar 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 21441464.

Allen, C., Borak, T.B., Tsujii, H., and Nickoloff, J.A. (2011). Heavy charged particle radiobiology: Using enhanced biological effectiveness and improved beam focusing to advance cancer therapy. Mutat Res. 2011 Jun 3;711(1-2):150-7. Epub 2011 Mar 3. Review. PMID: 21376738; PMCID: PMC3101308.

Davidson, G.S., Joe, R.M., Roy, S., Meirelles, O., Allen, C.P., Wilson, M.R., Chakraborty, S., Dodson, A.E., Manzanilla, E.E., Carter, M., et al. (2011). The proteomics of quiescent and non-quiescent cell differentiation in yeast stationary-phase cultures. Mol Biol Cell. 2011 Apr;22(7):988-98. Epub 2011 Feb 2. PMID: 21289090; PMCID: PMC3069023.

Allen, C., Ashley, A.K., Hromas, R., and Nickoloff, J.A. (2011). More forks on the road to replication stress recovery. J Mol Cell Biol. 2011 Feb;3(1):4-12. Review. PubMed PMID: 21278446; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3030971.

Johnson, R.M., Allen, C., Melman, S.D., Waller, A., Young, S.M., Sklar, L.A., and Parra, K.J. (2010). Identification of inhibitors of vacuolar proton-translocating atpase pumps in yeast by high-throughput screening flow cytometry. Anal Biochem. 2010 Mar 15;398(2):203-11. Epub 2009 Dec 14. PMID: 20018164; PMCID: PMC2853757.

Aragon, A.D., Rodriguez, A.L., Meirelles, O., Roy, S., Davidson, G.S., Tapia, P.H., Allen, C., Joe, R., Benn, D., and Werner-Washburne, M. (2008). Characterization of differentiated quiescent and nonquiescent cells in yeast stationary-phase cultures. Mol Biol Cell. 2008 Mar;19(3):1271-80. Epub 2008 Jan 16. PMID: 18199684; PMCID: PMC2262958.

Roy, S., Lane, T., Allen, C., Aragon, A.D., and Werner-Washburne, M. (2006). A hidden-state markov model for cell population deconvolution. J Comput Biol. 2006 Dec;13(10):1749-74. PMID: 17238843.

Wentzell, P.D., Karakach, T.K., Roy, S., Martinez, M.J., Allen, C.P., and Werner-Washburne, M. (2006). Multivariate curve resolution of time course microarray data. BMC Bioinformatics. 2006 Jul 13;7:343. PMID: 16839419; PMCID: PMC1539028.

Allen, C., Buttner, S., Aragon, A.D., Thomas, J.A., Meirelles, O., Jaetao, J.E., Benn, D., Ruby, S.W., Veenhuis, M., Madeo, F., et al. (2006). Isolation of quiescent and nonquiescent cells from yeast stationary-phase cultures. J Cell Biol. 2006 Jul 3;174(1):89-100. PMID: 16818721; PMCID: PMC2064167.

Aragon, A.D., Quinones, G.A., Allen, C., Thomas, J., Roy, S., Davidson, G.S., Wentzell, P.D., Millier, B., Jaetao, J.E., Rodriguez, A.L., et al. (2006). An automated, pressure-driven sampling device for harvesting from liquid cultures for genomic and biochemical analyses. J Microbiol Methods. 2006 May;65(2):357-60. Epub 2005 Sep 28. PMID: 16198434.

Lu, H., Guo, X., Meng, X., Liu, J., Allen, C., Wray, J., Nickoloff, J.A., and Shen, Z. (2005). The brca2-interacting protein bccip functions in rad51 and brca2 focus formation and homologous recombinational repair. Mol Cell Biol. 2005 Mar;25(5):1949-57. PMID: 15713648; PMCID: PMC549367.

Martinez, M.J., Roy, S., Archuletta, A.B., Wentzell, P.D., Anna-Arriola, S.S., Rodriguez, A.L., Aragon, A.D., Quinones, G.A., Allen, C., and Werner-Washburne, M. (2004). Genomic analysis of stationary-phase and exit in saccharomyces cerevisiae: Gene expression and identification of novel essential genes. Mol Biol Cell. 2004 Dec;15(12):5295-305. Epub 2004 Sep 29. PMID: 15456898; PMCID: PMC532011.

Allen, C., Miller, C.A., and Nickoloff, J.A. (2003). The mutagenic potential of a single DNA double-strand break in a mammalian chromosome is not influenced by transcription. DNA Repair (Amst). 2003 Oct 7;2(10):1147-56. PMID: 13679152.

Allen, C., Halbrook, J., and Nickoloff, J.A. (2003). Interactive competition between homologous recombination and non-homologous end joining. Mol Cancer Res. 2003 Oct;1(12):913-20. PMID: 14573792.

Brenneman, M.A., Wagener, B.M., Miller, C.A., Allen, C., and Nickoloff, J.A. (2002). Xrcc3 controls the fidelity of homologous recombination: Roles for xrcc3 in late stages of recombination. Mol Cell. 2002 Aug;10(2):387-95. PMID: 12191483.

Sankoff, D., Deneault, M., Turbis, P., and Allen, C. (2002). Chromosomal distributions of breakpoints in cancer, infertility, and evolution. Theor Popul Biol. 2002 Jun;61(4):497-501. PMID: 12167369.

Allen, C., Kurimasa, A., Brenneman, M.A., Chen, D.J., and Nickoloff, J.A. (2002). DNA-dependent protein kinase suppresses double-strand break-induced and spontaneous homologous recombination. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Mar 19;99(6):3758-63. PMID: 11904432; PMCID: PMC122597.

Kim, P.M., Allen, C., Wagener, B.M., Shen, Z., and Nickoloff, J.A. (2001). Overexpression of human rad51 and rad52 reduces double-strand break-induced homologous recombination in mammalian cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 2001 Nov 1;29(21):4352-60. PMID: 11691922; PMCID: PMC60192.


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