Congratulations to UCSF postdoc alumnus Antiño Allen, PhD, who was recently named a 2016 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Allen is one of twelve minority scholars age 40 or under recognized in the January 28, 2016 issue for their excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring, and their commitment to service. Highlighted in particular is Antiño's perseverance in pursuing his PhD work at night while serving two tours of duty as a company commander in the U.S. Army. Read Allen's complete Emerging Scholar profile.
Here at UCSF, Dr. Allen was a postdoc in the lab of Dr. John Fike from 2010-13. He was also a member of UCSF's IRACDA Postdoctoral Program, an NIH/NIGMS-funded fellowship program for postdocs interested in pursuing academic careers combining research and teaching, and who are dedicated to increasing diversity in academia. Currently, Allen is an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His lab is looking for ways to prevent the negative side effects of chemotherapy and radiation on normal brain tissue, and to alleviate the long term cognitive effects of drugs used to treat breast cancer and acute lymphocytic leukemia.