Post-doctoral fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Lab of Dr. Monica Colaiacovo
Post-doctoral fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Lab of Dr. Clifford Tabin
Ph.D., McGill University, Laboratory of Dr Hugh Clarke
Dr. Patrick Allard’s main focus is to understand how environmental exposures alter the function of the germline and therefore reproduction. To address this question he uses 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.
He is 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.