Email: 
allans@onid.orst.edu
Phone: 
541-737-1766
Current Position: 
NOAA Assessment and Restoration Division Alaska Regional Resource Coordinator
Research Interest/Focus: 

Ph.D., Toxicology

Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, October 2011

Thesis: “Development of innovative applications for passive sampling devices: monitoring bioavailability, risk from exposure and environmental mixture toxicity”

Research: Monitoring organic contaminants in aquatic environments; Monitoring and source modeling of contaminants following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill; Toxicity testing of environmentally relevant complex mixtures; Risk assessment

 

Master of Science, Marine Biology, With Honors

Departamento de Biología Marina

Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile, October 2007

Thesis: “Reproductive ecology of Emerita analoga (Decapoda: Hippidae): effect of an anthropogenic intervention in Mejillones del Sur Bay – Antofagasta” (in Spanish)

Research: Monitoring metals contamination in marine environments; Environmental impact assessment; Marine ecology; Marine ecotoxicology; Physical oceanography

 

Bachelor of Science, Marine Sciences,  With Honors

Departamento de Biología Marina

Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile, December 2006

 

Relevant Work History:

Project coordinator of Zoning priority conservation sites and elaboration of investigation and monitoring programs for the coastal marine protected area Isla Grande de Atacama.  Project funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF-marino Chile), Sep 2007 - Feb 2008

 

Technical writer of report entitled Management strategies for Chilean kelp species by J.A. Vásquez and A.H. Buschmann, Sep - Nov 2007

 

Field assistant for project entitled Base line study for marine reserves Isla Cañaral and Isla Choros-Damas. Funded by Fondo de Investigación Pesquera (FIP 2006-56), june - Sep 2007

 

Research assistant for the environmental impact study, Monitoring of the marine environment: Enlargement of the Puerto Mejillones port facility, construction phase. (in Spanish) Funded by Puerto Mejillones S.A., July 2005 - May 2007

Education: 

Ph.D., Toxicology

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, October 2011

 

Master of Science, Marine Biology, With Honors

Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile, October 2007

 

Bachelor of Science, Marine Sciences,  With Honors

Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile, December 2006


Awards

Best Student Platform, 2011, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Research Day, Oregon State University

Training Grant for Graduate Study and Research, 2009, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Renewed September 2009- June 2010

Training Grant for Graduate Study and Research, 2008, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, September 2008- August 2009

Most Distinguished Marine Biology Alumnus, 2006, Universidad Catlica del Norte, Department of Marine Biology, Coquimbo, Chile

Journal Articles

Tidwell, LG, Allan, SE, O'Connell, SG, Hobbie, KA, Smith, BW, Anderson, KA,PAH and OPAH Flux during the Deepwater Horizon Incident., Environ. Sci. Technol. 2016, 50(14), 7489-97

Tidwell, LG, Allan, SE, O'Connell, SG, Hobbie, KA, Smith, BW, Anderson, KA,Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) and Oxygenated PAH (OPAH) Air-Water Exchange during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill., Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015, 49(1), 141-9

O'Connell, SG, McCartney, MA, Paulik, LB, Allan, SE, Tidwell, LG, Wilson, GR, Anderson, KA,Improvements in pollutant monitoring: Optimizing silicone for co-deployment with polyethylene passive sampling devices., Environ. Pollut. 2014, 193C(), 71-78

Forsberg, ND, O'Connell, SG, Allan, SE, Anderson, KA,Passive sampling coupled to ultraviolet irradiation: a useful analytical approach for studying oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon formation in bioavailable mixtures., Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2014, 33(1), 177-81

Matzke, MM, Allan, SE, Anderson, KA, Waters, KM,An approach for calculating a confidence interval from a single aquatic sample for monitoring hydrophobic organic contaminants., Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2012, 31(12), 2888-92

Allan, SE, Smith, BW, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Bridging environmental mixtures and toxic effects., Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2012, 31(12), 2877-87

Allan, SE, Smith, BW, Anderson, KA,Impact of the deepwater horizon oil spill on bioavailable polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Gulf of Mexico coastal waters., Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012, 46(4), 2033-9

Allan, SE, Sower, GJ, Anderson, KA,Estimating risk at a Superfund site using passive sampling devices as biological surrogates in human health risk models., Chemosphere 2011, 85(6), 920-7

Hillwalker, WE, Allan, SE, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Exploiting lipid-free tubing passive samplers and embryonic zebrafish to link site specific contaminant mixtures to biological responses., Chemosphere 2010, 79(1), 1-7

Platform/Presentations

Donald, CE, Allan, SE, O'Connell, SG, Smith, BW, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Component-based analysis of OPAH interaction effects in zebrafish, 2014, SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting

Tidwell, LG, Hobbie, KA, Wilson, GR, O'Connell, SG, Allan, SE, Anderson, KA,Air Water Exchange of PAH during the DWH Incident, 2013, International Society of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, Corvallis Oregon

Tidwell, LG, Hobbie, KA, Wilson, GR, O'Connell, SG, Allan, SE, Anderson, KA,Exchange of PAHs and OPAHs Accross the Air-Water Boundry during the DWH Oil Spill, 2013, SETAC North America 34th Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, USA.

O'Connell, SG, Wilson, GR, Tidwell, LG, Allan, SE, Paulik, LB, Anderson, KA,Novel Technologies for OPAH and PAH Identification in Personal and Environmental Complex Mixtures, 2013, 11th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens, Foz do Iguau, Brazil

Anderson, KA, Allan, SE, O'Connell, SG, Tidwell, LG,Assessment and source-modeling of bioavailable contaminants in Gulf of Mexico coastal waters before, during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 2012, 243rd ACS National Meeting

Allan, SE, Smith, BW, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Bridging Environmental Mixtures and Toxic Effects, 2012, SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting

Tidwell, LG, Hobbie, KA, Wilson, GR, O'Connell, SG, Allan, SE, Anderson, KA,Utilizing Passive Sampling for Rapid Response to Assess Atmospheric Exposure to PAHs Before, During and After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill., 2012, SETAC North America

Anderson, KA, Allan, SE, Tidwell, LG, O'Connell, SG, Hobbie, KA, Wilson, GR,Assessment of bioavailable PAH compounds in water and air at near shore locations in the Gulf of Mexico pre- and post- shoreline oiling during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 2010, Invited plenary speaker, Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting

Allan, SE, Tidwell, LG, Hobbie, KA, O'Connell, SG, Wilson, GR, Anderson, KA,Bioavailable PAH compounds in costal marine waters of the Gulf of Mexico pre and post shoreline oiling during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 2010, SETAC North America 31st Annual Conference

Posters

Donald, CE, O'Connell, SG, Allan, SE, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Correlating OPAH concentrations with zebrafish toxicity of Deepwater Horizon samples: a bottom-up approach, 2014, EMT Research Day, Corvallis, OR

O'Connell, SG, McCartney, MA, Paulik, LB, Allan, SE, Tidwell, LG, Wilson, GR, Anderson, KA,Optimizing silicone for co-deployment with low-denisty polyethylene passive sampling, 2014, 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Donald, CE, O'Connell, SG, Allan, SE, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Correlating OPAH concentrations with zebrafish toxicity of Deepwater Horizon samples: a bottom-up approach, 2013, SETAC North America National Meeting, Nashville, TN

Donald, CE, O'Connell, SG, Allan, SE, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Correlating OPAH concentrations with zebrafish toxicity of Gulf of Mexico samples around the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: a bottom-up approach, 2013, International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Corvallis, OR

Donald, CE, O'Connell, SG, Allan, SE, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Correlating OPAH concentrations with zebrafish toxicity of Gulf of Mexico samples around the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: a bottom-up approach, 2013, FSES Advisory Council, Corvallis, OR

O'Connell, SG, Haigh, T, Allan, SE, Wilson, GR, Anderson, KA,Utilizing Comprehensive Methodologies to Examine Chemical Contaminants including Oxygenated-PAHs (OPAHs) in Gulf of Mexico Complex Mixtures during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, 2012, SETAC 33rd North American Annual Meeting

Allan, SE, Smith, BW, Anderson, KA,Assessment and Source Modeling of Bioavailable Contaminants in Gulf of Mexico Coastal Waters Before, During and After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, 2011, SETAC North America 32nd Annual Conference

Allan, SE, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Developmental toxicity of bioavailable contaminants from the Portland Harbor Superfund site: Bridging environmental mixtures and toxic effects, 2011, SETAC North America 32nd Annual Conference

Allan, SE, O'Connell, SG, Tidwell, LG, Hobbie, KA, Smith, BW, Wilson, GR, Anderson, KA,Pre- and post- shoreline oiling assessment of bioavailable PAH compounds in coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 2011, SETAC Gulf Oil Spill Focused Topic Meeting

Sower, GJ, Allan, SE, Anderson, KA,An Innovative Approach to Quantifying Risk at a MGP Remediation Project Using Passive Sampling Devices, 2010, EPRI MGP 2010 Symposium

Tidwell, LG, Hobbie, KA, Allan, SE, O'Connell, SG, Wilson, GR, Anderson, KA,Deepwater Horizon oil spill sites used to demonstrate atmospheric passive samplers coupled with a 1200 analyte screening method, 2010, SETAC North America 31st Annual Conference

Allan, SE, Sower, GJ, Anderson, KA,Using passive sampling devices in human health risk assessment models: biologically relevant and spatio-temporal specific measures of exposure, 2010, Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting/SETAC North America 31st Annual Conference

O'Connell, SG, Allan, SE, Wilson, GR, Tidwell, LG, Anderson, KA,Utilizing Silicone Passive Samplers to Expand Environmental Monitoring for the Portland Harbor, 2010, Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting

Allan, SE, Hillwalker, WE, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Environmentally Relevant Assessment Tool: BRIDGING Passive Sampling Devices and the Embryonic Zebrafish Toxicity Model, 2009, FSES Advisory Council

Layshock, JA, Allan, SE, Anderson, KA,Method Development for Oxygenated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Dissimilar Matrices, 2009, FSES Advisory Council

Allan, SE, Hillwalker, WE, Sower, GJ, Wilson, GR, Smith, BW, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Site specific toxic effects in zebrafish embryos to passive sampling device extracts linked to differences in environmental contaminant mixtures, 2009, Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting

Allan, SE, Hillwalker, WE, Sower, GJ, Wilson, GR, Smith, BW, Tanguay, RL, Anderson, KA,Site-specific toxic effects in zebrafish embryos exposed to passive sampling device extracts linked to differences in environmental contaminant mixtures, 2009, SETAC North America 30th Annual Conference