- B.S., Franklin and Marshall College
- M.S., University of Maine, Orono
- Ph.D., University of Washington
My research interests lie in the applications of biotechnology to fisheries management and aquaculture. Specifically, I have worked in the following areas: chromosome set manipulation in fish and shellfish; collaborative studies in molecular genetics; cytogenetics and gametogenesis in polyploid shellfish; selection and breeding in aquaculture; genetic conservation in fisheries; and shellfish culture techniques. My goal for the Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center, begun December 1997, is to foster and perpetuate a balanced genetics and breeding program for aquaculture species by innovation and service to both industry and academia.
- Documentation and genetic analysis of reversion in triploid Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas, and their use for population control.
- Comparison of disease resistant stocks of C. virginica across environments in the mid-Atlantic region (CROSBreed).
- Commercialization of tetraploid oysters and development of tetraploid strains.
- Allen, Jr., S.K. 1996. Commercial applications of bivalve genetics: not a solo effort. World Aquaculture Magazine 29(1).
- Guo, X. and S.K. Allen, Jr. 1997. Sex and meiosis in autotetraploid Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg). Genome 40: 397-405.
- Que, H., X. Guo, F. Zhang, and S.K. Allen, Jr. 1997. Chromosome Segregation in Fertilized Eggs from Triploid Pacific Oysters, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg), Following Inhibition of Polar Body 1. Biol. Bull. 193: 14-19.