Mr. Allen has over 30 years of experience in the fields of bioinformatics and software development. He is currently Director, Bioinformatics at Illumina, Inc and is the software lead for several cloud based analysis products supporting oncology, genetic disease, and microbiology related studies using whole genome sequencing, targeted sequencing, RNASeq, bisulfite sequencing, and/or metagenomics types of library preps. Most recently, he has led the teams for several COVID related data analysis products. Prior to Illumina, Mr. Allen also worked in a variety of software and data analysis roles for companies such as IBM, AT&T, Oracle, and Neurocrine Biosciences. Mr. Allen received his degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, the University of Texas in Austin, TX, and the University of San Diego in La Jolla, CA.