, Volume 155, Issue 1, pp 3-5
Date: 12 Dec 2009

In memoriam: Jonathan S. Allan, DVM (1952–2009)

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Jonathan S. Allan, DVM, a 57-year-old internationally respected bioscientist and former mayor of Helotes, Texas, died peacefully at home on 28 September 2009. Jon was diagnosed with a stage 4 glioblastoma, a brain cancer, about 14 months earlier. Jon is survived by two brothers, his mother in New Hampshire, his beloved dog Millie, the wild hogs surrounding his Texas hill country cabin, and a wide community of friends who often met Jon through his science but remained connected primarily because of his humanity.

A native of Boston, Jon earned a Bachelor’s degree at Purdue University in W. Lafayette, Indiana, a Master’s degree in Microbiology at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, and a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He returned to Boston in the mid-1980s to complete post-doctoral work in Virology at Harvard University School of Public Health.

Jon came of age as a microbiologist in parallel with the emergence of AI