RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – October 4, 2011 –ILS is pleased to announce that Dr. Dave Allen has been appointed as Chief of Staff. As a Corporate Officer, Dave will be a member of the ILS Corporate Team and will be responsible for leading, managing, and supervising all technical divisions and programs. In this role, he will work closely with all scientific staff to support the planning and execution of ILS growth plans, and lead staff planning and employee development.
To meet the challenges of projected growth, ILS has a growing need for increased emphasis on human capital development, management and leadership. The Chief of Staff will have the responsibility of ensuring staff alignment and interaction to meet current and future needs.
Dr. Allen has over 15 years of experience in regulatory toxicology, test method validation, and in vitro biology. Prior to joining ILS, he was a toxicologist for the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, where he was responsible for evaluating toxicological and pharmacological data for investigational new drug applications. Once at ILS, Dr. Allen spent over seven years providing contract support for the National Toxicology Program's Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM), including five years as the Principal Investigator. In 2008, he became the Director of the Division of Environmental and Regulatory Sciences, which included oversight of NICEATM and the Environmental Sciences program.
Dave received his B.S. in Zoology from North Carolina State University, his M.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and his Ph.D. in Cell Biology also from North Carolina State University.
Advancing Science, Improving Lives. ILS is a leading life sciences services company that provides research support to federal and commercial clients. Among ILS’ core capabilities are investigative toxicology, genetic toxicology, molecular biology, histopathology, and environmental and information science services. These services are provided to a host of clients, including the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Based in Research Triangle Park, NC, ILS was founded by Chairman Dr. Thomas. K. Rao in 1985 and has 171 employees.
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