Christine Allen is a Professor and the GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. She previously served as the Associate Dean Graduate Education and as the Associate Dean Academic. Her research is focused on the rational design and development of new materials and technologies for the delivery of drugs and contrast agents. Allen completed her doctoral research in the Department of Chemistry at McGill University and post-doctoral research in the Department of Advanced Therapeutics at the B.C. Cancer Agency. She joined University of Toronto in 2002, from Celator Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vancouver, B.C.) where she had worked as a scientist and Assistant Director of materials research. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, numerous patent applications, and nine book chapters on both lipid and polymer-based delivery systems. She has served on several peer review panels for granting agencies including CIHR, NCIC and NIH. She was awarded a CIHR-Rx&D Career Award (2004-2009) for her research on the design and development of technologies for cancer treatment in addition to many other awards . Read more...
- Houdaihed L., Evans J.C., Allen C., In vivo Evaluation of Dual-Targeted Nanoparticles Encapsulating Paclitaxel and Everolimus. Cancers, 2019, 11, 1-16. PubMed link,
- Dunne M., Epp-Ducharme B., Sofias A.M., Regenold M., Allen C., Heat-activated drug delivery increases tumor accumulation of synergistic chemotherapies. Journal of Controlled Release, 2019, 308, 197 – 208. PubMed Link.
- Siepmann J., Faham A., Clas S-D., Boyd B.J., Jannin V., Bernkop-Schnurch A., Zhao H., Lecommandoux S., Evans J.C., Allen C., Merkel O.M., Costabile G., Alexander M.R., Wildman R.D., Roberts C.J., Leroux J.C., Lipids and Polymers in Pharmaceutial Technology: Lifelong Companions. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2019, 558, 128-142. PubMed Link.
- Allen C., Can we overcome the most significant barrier to treatment of neurodegenerative diseases? Journal of Controlled Release 2019, 303, 319-320. PubMed Link.
- Yu Q., Roberts M.G., Pearce S., Oliver A.M., Zhou H., Allen C., Manner I., Winnik M.A. Rodlike Block Copolymer Micelles of Controlled Length in Water Designed for Biomedical Applications. Macromolecules 2019, 52, 5231-5244. ACS link.