Dr Caroline Allen

  • Lecturer in Human Anatomy (Anatomy)

Biography

Caroline is an anatomist with a strong interest in reproductive biology, histology, and embryology.

She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc (Hons) in Anatomy before pursuing her research career at the University of Edinburgh with a Masters by Research in Reproductive Sciences and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences.

Her PhD investigated the effects of chemotherapy agents on the prepubertal testis with the aim to develop fertility preservations strategies for young boys undergoing cancer treatment.

Throughout her PhD, Caroline taught on the undergraduate biomedical sciences programme at the University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University in China.

After the successful completion of her PhD, Caroline continued to pursue her research interests as a research associate at the University of Edinburgh before joining the University of Glasgow as a Lecturer in Human Anatomy.

 

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Research interests

Research Interests:

  • Fertility preservation
  • Reproductive toxicology
  • Developmental biology
  • In vitro models

Publications

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Number of items: 5.

2023

Stefansdottir, A., Marečková, M., Matkovic, M., Allen, C. M. and Spears, N. (2023) In vitro exposure to benzo[a]pyrene damages the developing mouse ovary. Reproduction and Fertility, 4(2), e220071. (doi: 10.1530/raf-22-0071) (PMCID:PMC10160542)

2021

Allen, C. M. , Lopes, F., Mitchell, R. T. and Spears, N. (2021) Can antioxidants protect against chemotherapy in a rat spermatogonial stem cell line? Reproduction and Fertility, 2(4), L7-L9. (doi: 10.1530/raf-21-0042) (PMID:35118413) (PMCID:PMC8788573)

2020

Tharmalingam, M. D. et al. (2020) Cisplatin and carboplatin result in similar gonadotoxicity in immature human testis with implications for fertility preservation in childhood cancer. BMC Medicine, 18, 374. (doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01844-y) (PMID:33272271) (PMCID:PMC7716476)

Allen, C. M. , Lopes, F., Mitchell, R. T. and Spears, N. (2020) Comparative gonadotoxicity of the chemotherapy drugs cisplatin and carboplatin on prepubertal mouse gonads. Molecular Human Reproduction, 26(3), pp. 129-140. (doi: 10.1093/molehr/gaaa008) (PMID:31953538) (PMCID:PMC7103569)

2018

Allen, C. M. , Lopes, F., Mitchell, R. T. and Spears, N. (2018) How does chemotherapy treatment damage the prepubertal testis? Reproduction, 156(6), R209-R233. (doi: 10.1530/REP-18-0221) (PMID:30394705) (PMCID:PMC6347281)

This list was generated on Mon Apr 22 07:36:37 2024 BST.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 5.

Articles

Stefansdottir, A., Marečková, M., Matkovic, M., Allen, C. M. and Spears, N. (2023) In vitro exposure to benzo[a]pyrene damages the developing mouse ovary. Reproduction and Fertility, 4(2), e220071. (doi: 10.1530/raf-22-0071) (PMCID:PMC10160542)

Allen, C. M. , Lopes, F., Mitchell, R. T. and Spears, N. (2021) Can antioxidants protect against chemotherapy in a rat spermatogonial stem cell line? Reproduction and Fertility, 2(4), L7-L9. (doi: 10.1530/raf-21-0042) (PMID:35118413) (PMCID:PMC8788573)

Tharmalingam, M. D. et al. (2020) Cisplatin and carboplatin result in similar gonadotoxicity in immature human testis with implications for fertility preservation in childhood cancer. BMC Medicine, 18, 374. (doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01844-y) (PMID:33272271) (PMCID:PMC7716476)

Allen, C. M. , Lopes, F., Mitchell, R. T. and Spears, N. (2020) Comparative gonadotoxicity of the chemotherapy drugs cisplatin and carboplatin on prepubertal mouse gonads. Molecular Human Reproduction, 26(3), pp. 129-140. (doi: 10.1093/molehr/gaaa008) (PMID:31953538) (PMCID:PMC7103569)

Allen, C. M. , Lopes, F., Mitchell, R. T. and Spears, N. (2018) How does chemotherapy treatment damage the prepubertal testis? Reproduction, 156(6), R209-R233. (doi: 10.1530/REP-18-0221) (PMID:30394705) (PMCID:PMC6347281)

This list was generated on Mon Apr 22 07:36:37 2024 BST.

Teaching

Caroline is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently undertaking the PgCAP programme at the University of Glasgow.

Caroline is course coordinator for the Functional Anatomy course for International Pre-Medical Students and coordinates the anatomy teaching on the Biomedical Life and Social Science course for First Year Nursing. She is also the deputy coordinator for Problems in Mammalian Reproduction.

She also contributes to teaching on the following courses:

  • Anatomy 3A (BIOL4230) & 3B (BIOL4231)
  • Core Skills for Modern Anatomists Year 4 (BIOL4270)
  • Years 1 and 2 Medicine
  • 2C Human Biological Sciences 2
  • Fundamental Skills in Medicine (GAP)
  • Structure and Function of the Human Body (BIOL5248)

 

Project Supervision

  • Honours Year Life Science Projects