Joanne Allard

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Joanne Allard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

Contact Information:
Office: Numa P. G. Adams Bldg. 2408B
Office Telephone: 202-806-3311
Laboratory: 2518




B.S. Electrical Engineering, Howard University (1993)
Ph.D.  Physiology, Howard University (2004)
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute on Aging/NIH (2005-2010)


  • Muscle physiology
  • Physiology of Sleep
  • Neurophysiology


Molecular mechanisms of exercise and nutritionally-induced neuroprotection
Molecular correlates of metabolic syndrome and cognitive health

Recent Publications

Jimenez-Gomez Y, Mattison JA, Pearson KJ, Martin-Montalva A, Palacios HH, Sossong AM, Ward TM, younts CM, Lewis K, Allard JS, Longo DL, Belman JP, Malagon MM, Navas P, Sanghvi M, Moaddel R, Tilmont EM, Herbert RL, Morrell CH, Egan JM, Baur JA, Ferrucci L, Bogan JS, Bernier M, deCabo R. Resveratrol improves adipose insulin signaling and reduces the inflammatory response in adipose tissue of rhesus monkeys on hig-fat, high-sugar diet. Cell Metabolism18(4): 533-545, 2013

LaClair K, Manaye KF, Lee DL, Allard JS, Savonenko AV, Troncoso JC, Wong PC. Treatment with bexarotene, a coumpound that increases apolipoprotein-E, provides no cognitive benefit in mutant APP/PS1 mice. Molecular Neurodegeneration. 8:18, 2013

Dehkordi O, Rose JE, Fatemi M, Allard JS, Balan KV, Young JK, Fatima S, Miillis RM, Jayam-TrouthA. Neuronal Expression of bitter Taste Receptors and Downstream Signaling Molecules in the Rat Brainstem. Brain Research. 1475: 1-10, 2012

Shaffery JP, Allard JS, Manaye KF, Roffwarg HP. Selective Rapid Eye movement Sleep Deprivation Affects Cell Size and Number in Kitten Locus Coeruleus. Frontiers in Neurology volume 3, article 69, 2012

Hunt ND, Li GD, Zhu M, Levette A, Chachich ME, Spengler EL, Allard JS, Hyun DH, Ingram DK, de Cabo R. Effect of calorie restriction and refeeding on skin wound healing in the rat. AGE Journal . 34(6):1453-58, 2012

Kalifa S, Polston EK, Allard JS, Manaye KF. Distribution Patterns of Cannabinoid CB1 receptors in the hippocampus of APP(swe)/PS1(ΔE9) double transgenic mice. Brain Research. Feb 28;1376:94-100, 2011

Manaye KF,  Allard JS,  Kalifa S, Xu T, Drew AC, Xu G, Ingram DK, Rafael de Cabo, Mouton PR. High Circulating levels of 17α-Estradiol Attenuate Neuronal  Loss in Dtg APP/PS1 Mice. J of Alzheimer’s Disease. 23(4):629-39, 2011

Michan S, Li Y, Chou M, Parrella E, Ge H, Long J, Allard J, Lewis K, Miller M, Xu W, Mervis, R Jing Chen, Guerin K, Smith L, McBurney M, Sinclair D, Baudry M, de Cabo R, and Longo V. SIRT1 is essential for normal cognitive function and synaptic plasticity. Journal of Neuroscience 30(29):9695-9707, 2010