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Dr. George C. Allen, II - Curriculum Vitae

North Carolina State University
Department of Horticultural Sciences, Box 7550
Raleigh NC 27695-7550
Office Phone: (919) 513-1506
Plant Transformation Lab

Phone: (919) 513-1492
Fax: (919) 513-1504
Email: george_allen@ncsu.edu
Web: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~gca/
Plant Transformation Lab Web: http://web.mac.com/george.and.niki/Site/Welcome_.htmll



Education

  • 1988-1992 North Carolina State University
    Postdoctoral Researcher/Fellow.
    Mentor: W. F. Thompson
  • 1984-1988 North Carolina State University
    PhD. Microbiology (1988)
    Advisor: G. H. Elkan
    Thesis: Oxygen and Succinate Regulatory Control of Bradyrhizobium sp. (Arachis) during the Shift from Aerobic to Microaerobic Conditions
  • 1979-1983 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    M.S. Microbiology (1983)
    Advisor: R.S. Benoit
    Thesis: Anaerobic Transformation of Kepone by Denitrifying Bacteria
  • 1972-1976 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    B.S. Biology (1976)


Professional Experience

  • 2008-Present Research Associate Professor
    Department of Horticultural Science
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
  • 2006-2008 Research Assistant Professor
    Department of Horticultural Science
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
  • 2004-2006 Research Assistant Professor
    Department of Crop Science
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
  • 2002-present Director
    CALS Plant Transformation Laboratory
    3900 Partners II, Centennial Campus
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
  • 1998-2004 Research Assistant Professor
    Department of Botany
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
  • 1995-1998 Senior Researcher
    Plant Molecular Biology
    Department of Botany
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
  • 1993-1995 Researcher
    Plant Molecular Biology
    Department of Botany
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC


Honors

  • McKnight Postdoctoral Fellowship, North Carolina State University
  • Sigma Xi, Virginia Tech University
  • Visiting Professor, Zhengzhou University, Henan Province, Peoples Republic of China


Professional Societies

  • American Society for Horticultural Science
  • International Society for Horticultural Science
  • American Society for Plant Biology
  • International Society for Plant Molecular Biology
  • American Society for Microbiology


Professional Service

  • 2008 Chaired Minisymposium: Cellular Growth and Division. American Society for Plant Biology Annual Meeting 2008
  • 2007 NCSU Organizer, US Trade & Development Association and Biosafety Workshop (UATDA)
  • 2006-present Member, Horticultural Science Compact Committee
  • 2005-present RNA Graduate Student Recruitment Committee
  • 2006-2007 2007 RNA Retreat Committee, NCBC
  • 2005-2006 Coordinator, 2006 RNA Retreat, NCBC
  • 2005-2006 Member, Crop Science Web Committee
  • 2005-2006 Chair, Search Committee for Plant Transformation Laboratory Researcher
  • 2004-present Coordinator, NCSU Outreach Program for NSF PGRP Project
  • 2004-2006 Chair, Crop Science Seminar Committee
  • 2003-2006 Coordinator, North Carolina Biotechnology Center Travel for Awards for Graduate Students program
  • 2002-present NCBC Plant Molecular Biology Steering Committee Representative for NCSU
  • 2002-present Biotechnology Faculty member
  • 2002-present Genomics Faculty member
  • 2002-present Member of the Advisory Committee and Director for the NCSU Plant Transformation Laboratory
  • 2000-2005 Parks Scholars Mentor
  • 1995-present Ad Hoc Reviewer: Plant Cell, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Journal, Plant Cell Reports, Biochemistry, Genetics, Planta, DNA Sequence, and BMC Genomics
  • 1993-present Ad Hoc Reviewer: USDA CRI program, NSF Integrative Biology Program, and US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund


Teaching (Last 5 Years)

  • Spring 2010 HS590 Plant Transformation and Tissue Culture
  • (even years) (Dr. G.C. Allen-lecture and S. Krasnyanski-lab)
  • Fall 2009 HS/CS 815,Team Lecturer (Dr. J. Burton)
  • Spring 2009 HS590,Guest Lecturer (Dr. B. Sosinski)
  • Fall 2008 HS590,Guest Lecturer (Dr. B. Sosinski)
  • Spring 2008 BIT481/581 Plant Transformation and Tissue Culture (Dr. G.C. Allen)
  • Fall 2006 HS/CS 715Plant Research Techniques HS/CS 715
  • Fall 2005 CS BIT 481/581 Plant Transformation Guest lecturer November 17, 2005. "Chromatin Structure and Gene Silencing" (Dr. R. Qu)
  • Fall 2005 Guest Horticultural Science Journal Club Class, Raleigh, NC., November 27, 2005. "Site-specific recombination" (Dr. B. Sosinski)


Current Grants

  • National Science Foundation MCB Genes and Genomes

    (George Allen, Principal Investigator)
    "Molecular Mechanisms of MAR Effects in Arabidopsis"
    W.F. Thompson, co-PI
    Duration: 9/15/10 to 9/14/13
    Amount: $627,005

  • National Science Foundation DBI Plant Genome Research Project

    (George Allen, co-Principal Investigator)
    "Epigenome dynamics during DNA replication"
    W.F. Thompson, PI, L. Hanley-Bowdin, Co-PI, R. Martiennsen, Co-PI, M. Vaughn, co-PI
    Duration: 10/01/10 to 9/30/15
    Amount: $8,141,526 (proposed, currently being negotiated)

  • National Science Foundation DBI Plant Genome Research Project

    (George Allen, co-Principal Investigator)
    "VCA - Global analysis of functional units in plant chromosomes: DNA replication, domain structure, and transcription"
    W.F. Thompson, PI, L. Hanley-Bowdin, Co-PI, B. Sosinski, Co-PI, D. Main, Co-PI, R. Martiennse, Co-PI,
    Duration: 10/01/04 to 9/30/11
    Amount: $5,133,000

  • American Floral Endowment

    (George Allen, Co-Principal Investigator)
    "Engineering Fungal Resistance in Bedding Plants using a Gene for Mannitol Dehydrogenase"
    J. Williamson (PI), J. Dole (Co-PI)
    Duration: 10/1/2008 to 9/31/2011
    Amount: $90,000