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Irving Coy Allen, PhD, MBA, MS

Associate Professor
  • Inflammatory Disease
Irving Coy Allen
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

MBA, Bioscience Management, 2012
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

PhD, Genetics and Molecular Biology, 2006
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC


MS, Biology, 2000
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

BS, Biology, 1997
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

  • Cancer immunology
  • Animal models of innate immunity
  • Animal models of allergic disease
  • Host pathogen interactions

2019–Present
Associate Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2012–2019
Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2007–2011
Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate

Immunology
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

2001–2002
Research Associate

Center for Human Genetics
Duke University
Durham, NC

1997–2001
Laboratory Technologist I

Laboratory Corporation of America
Paternity Testing Division
Burlington, NC

  • American Association of Immunologists
  • Inflammation Research Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Society for Mucosal Immunology