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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.
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.