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Allen Bryan

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Recent publications

  • BETASCAN: probable beta-amyloids identified by pairwise probabilistic analysis.

    • Bryan Jr. A
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Professional experience

Medical Clerk

Brigham & Women's Hospital

May 2010 - October 2011(a year)

Medical Clerk

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

August 2009 - November 2009(3 months)

Research Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

September 2003 - July 2009(6 years)

Resident in Clinical Pathology

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center



Harvard Medical School

July 2000 - May 2012(12 years)

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics, Health Sciences and Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

September 2002 - July 2009(7 years)

B.S. in Physics

Mississippi State University

August 1996 - May 2000(4 years)


Allen Bryan is a native of Columbus, Mississippi, an origin he shares with the playwright Tennessee Williams and past HMS graduate Henry Laws '56. He grew up helping with the family business-- an eclectic music, pet, and hobby store. He first came to Boston in 1995 for a summer program (RSI) between semesters at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. He received the sole John M. Stalnaker scholarship in 1996, the only award made directly by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Allen returned for more summer research at MIT during his undergraduate years at Mississippi State University, where he earned a bachelor's in physics. He came to Boston to stay in 2000, when he began the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD program; he earned his PhD in Bioinformatics (an HST subspecialty) from research at MIT in 2009. As of July 2012, Allen is a clinical pathology resident at BIDMC. Along the way, he has picked up hobbies ranging from astronomy, to ringing the multi-ton church bells that Paul Revere once rang in Old North Church, to cooking from his grandmother's cookbook of Southern favorites. He has helped design live solar system demonstrations, spacecraft for mice, and a competition to hike up Mt. Fuji with exoskeleton-powered legs. None of this would be possible without the support of his parents, history and music professors at East Mississippi Community College, and his brother Dan, studying sensory nutrition at the University of Arkansas.