Steve teaches biology and microbiology at CWC and shares his passion for research with his students. He conducted research in molecular pathogenesis and molecular evolution prior to joining the CWC faculty, and is the co-principal investigator for the INBRE Research Program. Along with Geology Professor Suki Smaglik, McAllister is investigating the geology and biota of the hot springs at nearby Thermopolis.
His investigations of Bartonella disease have been published in research journals. Steve is an advisor for the Math, Science and Engineering Club on the CWC campus.