August 22, 2019

In our newest publication, we show that the common environmental contaminant and endocrine disruptor BPA interferes with the highly evolutionary conserved process of mitochondrial cholesterol transport, a crucial step in steroid hormone biosynthesis. We also show that...

May 22, 2018

In this new study, Camacho and colleagues reveal that exposure to the plastic Bisphenol A causes a transgenerational impact on fertility that last for 5 generations. The authors also dissect the epigenetic machinery behind this effect and were able to reverse the inher...

October 28, 2017

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Laboratory of Dr. Patrick Allard, in the Division of Life Sciences at UCLA. The overarching theme of the lab is to better understand the pathways that direct germline maintenance and how those could be perturbed by env...

October 28, 2017

We are pleased to announce that our team at UCLA received a $1.1M John Templeton Foundation grant as part of their Science and the Big Questions program. The grant will aim to answer several important and longstanding scientific questions related to heredity: How is th...

October 28, 2017

The Institute for Society and Genetics (ISG) at the University of California at Los Angeles (www.socgen.ucla.edu), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position beginning January 1, 2018. The Institute for Society and Genetics, housed in the Division of Life...

August 31, 2017

Our survey research involving1,381 toxicologists working in 195 countries is finally out at Environmental Health Perspectives! We aimed to capture the evolution of the field and the dynamics and tensions underlying it. The link to the publication is here: https://ehp.n...

August 2, 2016

Chemical substitutes often share structural similarities with the toxic compound they intend to replace. We therefore asked whether BPS, a common replacement of Bisphenol A, elicits the same reproductive effects. Click below to see the manuscript:

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July 29, 2016

We are exploring the environmental influences on the germline epigenome and their effects over multiple generations. We are taking advantage of various innovative models and genetic tools to detect chemical disruption of the germline chromatin and in particular of evol...

July 28, 2016

The germline is the bridge between one generation and the next. As such, the survival of sexually reproducing species is dependent on several intricate cellular programs including germline stem cells homeostasis and meiotic differentiation. In the Allard laboratory, we...

June 1, 2016

How do we know that the science generated in the laboratory is being used for regulatory purposes? In collaboration with UCLA’s Sustainable Technology and Policy Program (STPP), we are examining the evolution of the field of Toxicology since the call in 2007 by ma...

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