In the Allard laboratory, we explore questions of gene-environment interaction and its relevance to health and society
Our main affiliations are with the departments of Society and Genetics and Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA. We are also part of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Molecular Toxicology Interdepartmental Graduate Program. This unique environment allows us to understand environmental effects on health from both a molecular and a broader perspective.

A major focus of the laboratory is to understand how environmental exposures alter the function of the germline and therefore reproduction. To address this question, we are using the model system Caenorhabditis elegans. The genetic tools available in the nematode allow the mechanistic dissection of environmentally disrupted germline pathways as well as the comprehensive interrogation of our chemical environment for its effect on reproduction.

We are also interested in understanding the steps separating environmental research performed in laboratories from policy implementation. For example, how information is transferred, transformed and used as it moves outside of the confines of the laboratory.
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"A C. elegans screening platform for the rapid assessment of chemical disruption of germline function." Allard et al, EHP, 2013.

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