March 21, 2019

Antiño R. Allen, PhD

Antino Allen

Assistant Professor
Division of Radiation Health

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Phone: 501.668.7553
Office: BioMed II

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Education & Training

  • Jackson State University, Jackson, MS BS
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN MA
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN PhD
  • University of California, San Francisco Post-Doctoral Fellow

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PhSci 3245 – Principles of Drug Action
  • PhSci 4423 – Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Research & Scholarly Interests

Dr. Allen received his Ph.D. degree in Evolution, Ecology & Behavior from Indiana University Bloomington in 2010. He received postdoctoral training at the Brain and Spinal Injury Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Allen is Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), member of the College of Pharmacy Division of Radiation Health.

Dr. Allen’s research examines how inflammation and oxidative stress affect neuronal anatomy and cognitive function after exposure to x-rays, heavy ion irradiation or traumatic brain injury.


Groves T.R, Wang J, Boerma M, Allen A.R. (2017) Assessment of Hippocampal Dendritic Complexity in Aged Mice Using the Golgi-Cox Method. Journal of Visualized Experiments. PMID: 28671647

Chang J., Feng W., Wang Y., Luo Y., Allen A. R., Turner J., Stewart B., Raber J., Zhou D., Shao L. (2017) 28Si total body irradiation injures bone marrow hematopoietic stem cells via induction of cellular apoptosis. Life Sciences in Space Research. PMID: 28554508

Groves T.R., Farris R, Anderson J.E., Alexander T.C., Kiffer F. Carter G, Wang J., Boerma M., Allen A.R. (2017) 5-Fluorouracil chemotherapy upregulates cytokines and alters hippocampal dendritic complexity in aged mice. Behav Brain Res. PMID: 27599618

Prior S., Miousse I.R., Nzabarushimana E., Pathak R., Skinner C., Kutanzi K.R., Allen A. R., Raber J. , Tackett A., Hauer-Jensen M., Nelson G.A., Koturbash I. (2016) Densely Ionizing Radiation Affects DNA Methylation of Selective LINE-1 Elements and Results in LINE-1 Reactivation in a DNA Methylation-Independent Manner. Environmental Research PMID: 27419368

Raber J. *, Allen A.R. *, Weber S., Chakraborti A., Sharma S., Fike J.R. (2016) Effect of behavioral testing on spine density of basal dendrites in the CA1 region of the hippocampus modulated by 56Fe irradiation. Behav Brain Res (* Co-first authors). PMID: 26801826

Raber J. *, Allen A.R. *, Sharma S., Allen B., Rosi S., Olsen R.H.J., Davis M.J., Eiwaz M., Fike J.R, Nelson G. (2016) Effects of combined proton and 56Fe irradiation on hippocampal function. Radiat Res (* Co-first authors). PMID: 26720797