University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Bachelor of Science (Physics, 1st class Honours) 1996
University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Ph.D. (Physics) 2000
POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT:
The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia:
Department of Physics Summer Vacation Scholar 1994
Honours Physics Student 1994
Part-time Teaching Assistant 1994-1998
University Postgraduate Research Scholar 1996-1999
Department of Psychology Part-time Research Assistant 1997
Department of Zoology Research Associate 1999-2000
The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA:
Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences Post-doctoral Fellow 2000-2003
Research Associate 2003- 2008
Department of Otolaryngology Research Assistant Professor 2005- 2008
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy Research Assistant Professor 2008-present
HONOURS AND AWARDS:
Recipient of a 2004 Glenn/AFAR Research Grant for Postdoctoral Fellows.
Invited Speaker at "The Mouse as an Instrument for Central Auditory Processing Research", a workshop sponsored by the British MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit and MRC Institute of Hearing Research, held in Oxford, UK in May 2004
Australian Postgraduate Award, 1996-1999
Central Presbycusis –changes in the brain that contribute to the problems of aging-related hearing loss.
Physiological, anatomical, and molecular biological specializations of the central auditory system that facilitate the high-fidelity transmission of timing information.
Clinical and translational research in Otolaryngology and Hearing Science
Karcz A, Allen PD, Walton J, Ison JR, Kopp-Scheinpflug C. "Auditory deficits of Kcna1 deletion are similar to those of a monaural hearing impairment." Hearing research. 2015 Mar; 321:45-51. Epub 2015 Jan 17.
Luque AE, Orlando MS, Leong UC, Allen PD, Guido JJ, Yang H, Wu H. "Hearing function in patients living with HIV/AIDS." Ear and hearing. 2014 35(6):e282-90.
2013 Sep 18
Jalabi W, Kopp-Scheinpflug C, Allen PD, Schiavon E, Digiacomo RR, Forsythe ID, Maricich SM. "Sound localization ability and glycinergic innervation of the superior olivary complex persist after genetic deletion of the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2013 Sep 18; 33(38):15044-9.
Ison JR, Allen PD. "Deficits in responding to brief noise offsets in Kcna1 -/- mice reveal a contribution of this gene to precise temporal processing seen previously only for stimulus onsets." Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology : JARO. 2012 Jun; 13(3):351-8.
Tremblay ME, Zettel ML, Ison JR, Allen PD, Majewska AK. "Effects of aging and sensory loss on glial cells in mouse visual and auditory cortices." Glia. 2012 Apr; 60(4):541-58. Epub 2012 Jan 05.