Brenda Allan is a Research Scientist at VIDO-InterVac, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Dr. Allan completed her MSc in Microbiology at the University of Guelph and her PhD in Microbiology at Queen’s University, Kingston ON. Following completion of her PhD in 1998 Brenda joined the staff at VIDO and has remained there since. Dr. Allan has an ongoing interest in the study of diseases in poultry production caused by E. coli. Dr. Allan also leads a research program at VIDO to develop methods to prevent colonization of poultry by C. jejuni with a focus on development of vaccination strategies. In collaboration with Dr. Köster she is also involved the development of vaccines to prevent colonization of poultry by Salmonella species. Brenda has developed several animal models for colonization by bacterial zoonotic pathogens including Campylobacter and Salmonella. In addition to her personal research program she is active in contract research at VIDO-InterVac including research in the CL3 facility.