Donald Allen

Donald Allen

Ashbel Smith Professor
Biology Program
Department of Biology
ST 2254

Biology Program

Department of Biology

Education: PhD in Biology, 1970. University of Oregon.

At UTPB since 1977.

Research Area: Retinal Cell Biology. Interests include the evolution of separate visual cycles in duplex retinas (teleost fishes), factors conferring resistance to light damage in albino fishes, and the role of glial cells and macrophages in diabetic retinopathy.

Current Teaching: Undergraduate: General Biology II, Invertebrate Zoology, Histology, and Animal Physiology. Graduate: Advanced Microtechnique and Neuroscience.

Recent Publications:

  • Grigsby J, Cardona S, Pouw C, Muniz A, Mendiola A, Tsin ATC, Allen DM, and A Cardona. 2014. The Role of Microglia in Diabetic Retinopathy. Journal of Opthalmology (Hindawi Publishing). 31 August: 2014 (15 pages).
  • Grigsby J, Parvethanenei K, Culbert R, Escobedo G, Tsin ATC, and DM Allen. 2012. The Role of Sex Hormones in Diabetic Retinopathy. In: Diabetic Retinopathy.
  • Grigsby JG, Parvathaneni K, Almanza M, Botello A, Mondragon A, Allen DM, and ATC Tsin. 2011. Effects of Tamoxifen versus Raloxifene on Retinal Capillary Endothelial Cell Proliferation. Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics 27:225-233.
  • Muniz A, Villazana E, Hatch A, Trevino S, Allen DM, and ATC Tsin. 2007. A novel cone cycle in the cone-dominated retina. Experimental Eye Research. 85:175-184.
  • Allison WT, Hallows TE, Johnson T, Hawryshyn C, and DM Allen. 2006. Photic history modifies susceptibility to retinal photo-damage in albino trout. Visual Neuroscience.

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