• Postdoc, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 2020, T32 Botanicals & Metabolic Syndrome
  • Ph.D. Louisiana State University, 2017, Exercise Physiology
  • M.S. Northeastern University , 2007, Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • B.S. Louisiana State University, 2005, Kinesiology


Research Interests

Dr. Allerton is a Ph.D. trained exercise physiologist in addition to being a licensed clinical exercise physiologist. During his Fellowship and training in Adipocyte Biology, he developed a strong interest in the link between vascular function and metabolism, with an added emphasis on the use of the amino acid L-citrulline to enhance nitric oxide bioavailability. Dr. Allerton’s Lab is very interested in the mechanisms of exercise and the adaptations in adipose tissue. Dr. Allerton has a collaborative research program engaged in numerous collaborations between LSU Departments of Kinesiology and Psychology as well as LSUHSC-New Orleans.

Department: Vascular Metabolism

Selected Publications

  1. Allerton TD, Savoie JJ, Fitch MD, Hellerstein MK, Stephens JM, White U. Exercise reduced the formation of new adipocytes in the adipose tissue of mice in vivo. PLoS One. 2021;16(1):e0244804. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244804. eCollection 2021. 
  2. Allerton TD, Kowalski GM, Stampley J, Irving BA, Lighton JRB, Floyd ZE, Stephens JM. An Ethanolic Extract of Artemisia dracunculus L. Enhances the Metabolic Benefits of Exercise in Diet-induced Obese Mice. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2020 Oct 22;. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002516. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33105388
  3. Fuller, S.; Yu, Y.; Allerton, T.D.; Mendoza, T.; Ribnicky, D.M.; Floyd, Z.E. Adaptive Fat Oxidation Is Coupled with Increased Lipid Storage in Adipose Tissue of Female Mice Fed High Dietary Fat and Sucrose. Nutrients 2020, 12, 2233.
  4. Allerton TD, Kowalski G, Hang H. and Stephen J. Dynamic Glucose Disposal is Driven by Reduced Endogenous Glucose Production in Response to Voluntary Wheel Running: A Stable Isotope Approach. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Apr 28;. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00450.2019. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32343613; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7468781
  5. Allerton TD, Irving BA, Spielmann G, Primeaux S, Landin D, Nelson A, Johannsen NM. Metabolic flexibility is impaired in response to acute exercise in the young offspring of mothers with type 2 diabetes. Physiol Rep. 2019 Sep; 7(17):e14189. doi: 10.14814/phy2.14189.
  6. Langer HT, Mossakowski AA, Baar K, Alcazar J, Martin-Rincon M, Alegre LM, Ara I, Calbet JAL, Hinkley JM, Coen PM, Irving BA, Allerton TD, Nair S, Lima RM, Rey-López JP, Scott D, Daly RM, Ebeling PR, Hayes A, Tessier AJ, Chevalier S, Yates BA, Brown LR, Storer TW, Westcott WL, Nifli AP, Musci RV, Konopka AR, Hamilton KL, Hepple RT. Commentaries on Viewpoint: Rejuvenation of the term sarcopenia. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2019 Jan 1;126(1):257-262. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00816.2018.
  7. Allerton TD, Proctor DN, Stephens JM, Dugas TR, Spielmann G, Irving BA. l-Citrulline Supplementation: Impact on Cardiometabolic Health. Nutrients. 2018 Jul 19;10(7). doi: 10.3390/nu10070921. Review. PubMed PMID: 30029482; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6073798.
  8. Duplanty AA, Siggins RW, Allerton T, Simon L, Molina PE. Myoblast mitochondrial respiration is decreased in chronic binge alcohol administered simian immunodeficiency virus-infected antiretroviral-treated rhesus macaques. Physiol Rep. 2018 Mar;6(5). doi: 10.14814/phy2.13625. PubMed PMID: 29504290; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5835494.
  9. Allerton TD, Earnest CP, Johannsen NM. Metabolic and Mechanical Effects of Laddermill Graded Exercise Testing. J Strength Cond Res. 2018 Jan;32(1):195-200. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001802. PubMed PMID: 28135225; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5831369.
  10. Allerton TD, Stephens JM. Operation Damage Control: Exercise Training to Prevent Metabolic Damage from High-Fat Feeding. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Oct;25(10):1652. doi: 10.1002/oby.21974. Epub 2017 Aug 30. PubMed PMID: 28856813; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5832040.