Dr. Allan graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a specialty in Parasitology. His post-graduate studies at the University of Glasgow took him into research on the human immune system. He then moved to South America where he was the Director of Research in a new center, CAICET, studying tropical diseases in the Amazon territory of southern Venezuela where he continued his interest in the immune response to parasites. Dr. Allan worked for several years with a Venezuelan oil company, Maraven, developing and establishing health programs in isolated rural communities.
Dr. Allan is retired but keeps in touch with active science helping his microbiologist wife, Marianne Middelveen, with her research into Morgellons. He lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife and their 2 dogs.