If you made any changes in Pure, your changes will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Area of Expertise

My interest is how the microbiome and host interact in health and disease. My research aims to understand the role of the microbiome in disease development (such as tick born disease, Phenylketonuria, Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation after severe injury, etc.). Our projects include tick microbiome and disease associated human microbiome, and using genomic and metagenomic approaches to investigate the microbiome dynamics.
We also provide services for Next Generation Sequencing (IonTorrent, Miseq) and develop bioinformatics and statistical tools for metagenomic analysis.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

PhD in Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

MS in Microbiology & Biochem Pharm, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University

BS in Microbiological Pharmaceutics, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the experts' scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

Microbiota Medicine & Life Sciences
Soil Medicine & Life Sciences
soil Earth & Environmental Sciences
Bacteria Medicine & Life Sciences
Asfarviridae Medicine & Life Sciences
Cadmium Medicine & Life Sciences
irrigation Earth & Environmental Sciences
heavy metals Agriculture & Biology

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2017 2018

Research Output 2007 2019

  • 257 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 19 Article

Effects of temperature on bacterial microbiome composition in Ixodes scapularis ticks

Thapa, S., Zhang, Y. & Allen, M. S., 1 May 2019, In : MicrobiologyOpen. 8, 5, e00719.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ixodes
Microbiota
Ticks
Temperature
Rickettsia
7 Citations (Scopus)

Alterations to the Intestinal Microbiome and Metabolome of Pimephales promelas and Mus musculus Following Exposure to Dietary Methylmercury

Bridges, K. N., Zhang, Y., Curran, T. E., Magnuson, J. T., Venables, B. J., Durrer, K. E., Allen, M. S. & Roberts, A. P., 7 Aug 2018, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 52, 15, p. 8774-8784 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

methylmercury
Fish
Neurodegenerative diseases
teleost
Hatches

Variations of the lung microbiome and immune response in mechanically ventilated surgical patients

Huebinger, R. M., Smith, A. D., Zhang, Y., Monson, N. L., Ireland, S. J., Barber, R. C., Kubasiak, J. C., Minshall, C. T., Minei, J. P., Wolf, S. E. & Allen, M. S., 1 Oct 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 10, e0205788.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Microbiota
Respiratory System
lungs
immune response
Cytokines
5 Citations (Scopus)

Spatial Microbial Composition Along the Gastrointestinal Tract of Captive Attwater’s Prairie Chicken

Zhang, Y., Simon, S. E., Johnson, J. A. & Allen, M. S., 1 May 2017, In : Microbial Ecology. 73, 4, p. 966-977 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

prairie
gastrointestinal system
cloaca
microorganisms
sampling
1 Citation (Scopus)

Common lung microbiome identified among mechanically ventilated surgical patients

Smith, A. D., Zhang, Y., Barber, R. C., Minshall, C. T., Huebinger, R. M. & Allen, M. S., 1 Nov 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 11, e0166313.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Microbiota
Bacteria
lungs
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Lung