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We develop unique tools to ensure a safer environment and better health.
Prevention of adverse health effects from environmental exposures is the major focus of research in the Allard laboratory. Faced with the tens of thousands of untested chemicals released into our environment, we are developing technologies that can rapidly and reliably determine whether these chemicals are safe. We are concentrating our efforts on aspects of health that are particularly difficult to examine, such as reproduction, aging and heritable health effects spanning several generations.

The Allard laboratory is part of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics. We are also affiliated with the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Molecular Toxicology Interdepartmental Graduate Program. This gives us a unique angle to examine environmental effects on health from both a molecular and societal standpoint.

Dr. Patrick Allard, Assistant Professor, leads the laboratory. Dr Allard completed his training in Reproductive Biology, Developmental Biology and Genetics from McGill University and Harvard Medical School. The laboratory works closely with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency and receives funding from these agencies as well as the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing and others.

For more information, please contact: pallard@ucla.edu

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  • AWARDS: Dr Allard is a Hellman's Fellow and the 2014/15 Society of Toxicology's International Toxicology Scholar!

  • FEATURED: Patrick's work in East Africa by the Seeding Labs in their 5-year review
          Visit the Seeding Labs website!

  • SOT BLOG ENTRY: Authored by our very own Dan about choosing and transitioning to a post-doctoral position. Check it out here!

  • OUTREACH: Patrick's outreach initiatives are featured on the EHS website as well as SOT's website. For more information, visit the following links here and here.