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Michael A. Gallo Ph.D., D.A.B.T.

Professor Emeritus Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
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Biographical Info

Dr. Gallo is a Professor in the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, and a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Dr Gallo is an Adjunct Professor both in the School of Public Health and in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University. He is a founding member of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute where he served as Director of Toxicology, and as Director of the NIEHS Center of Excellence. He was the founding Director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Associate Dean for Research. Dr. Gallo is a renowned toxicologist with expertise in the area of dioxins and PCBs, experimental models in pharmacology and toxicology, cytoplasmic and cell surface receptors, hormone biology and mechanisms of hormonal and environmental carcinogenesis. His avocation is History of Toxicology. Dr. Gallo served on several NIH committees including the ALTOX-4 Study Section, Chair of the Board of Scientific Councilors of the National Toxicology Program, and member of the NIEHS Board of Councilors. He also served as Chair of the NCI Centers Review committee, as well as a member of several NAS/NRC Expert committees including Drinking Water and Health; Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children; Risk Assessment Methodology; and the National Research Council/Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research and Medicine. He served the US-EPA as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board, and the Dioxin Review Science Advisory Board. Dr. Gallo was Chair of the New Jersey Governor’s Pesticide Control Council, and the New Jersey Cancer Risk Commission. Dr. Gallo serves as a consultant to the academic, government and private sectors.

Research Areas

Dioxins; Experimental Models; Pharmacology and Toxicology; Ocular Toxicity; Cytoplasmic Receptors; Hormones; Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis; Cell Surface Receptors; and Chemical Carcinogenesis

Scholarly Activities

  • 2011: Society of Toxicology Education Award
  • 2001: Chair, Hormonal Carcinogenesis Gordon Research Conference
  • 2000: Ambassador of Toxicology, Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology
  • 1985: Chair, Mechanisms of Toxicity Gordon Research Conference
  • 1985: UMDNJ Exceptional Merit Award
  • 1979: Russell Sage College Outstanding Alumni
  • 1971-1972: NIH Post Doctoral Fellow
  • 1968-1971 NIH Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Recent Publications

  1. Gould, F, Amasino, RM, Brossard, D, Buell, CR, Dixon, RA, Falck-Zepeda, JB, Gallo, MA, Giller, KE, Glenna, LL, Griffin, T et al.. Elevating the conversation about GE crops. Nat. Biotechnol. 2017;35 (4):302-304. doi: 10.1038/nbt.3841. PubMed PMID:28398318
  2. DeSantis-Rodrigues, A, Chang, YC, Hahn, RA, Po, IP, Zhou, P, Lacey, CJ, Pillai, A, C Young, S, Flowers, RA 2nd, Gallo, MA et al.. ADAM17 Inhibitors Attenuate Corneal Epithelial Detachment Induced by Mustard Exposure. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57 (4):1687-98. doi: 10.1167/iovs.15-17269. PubMed PMID:27058125 PubMed Central PMC4829087
  3. Thayer, KA, Heindel, JJ, Bucher, JR, Gallo, MA. Role of environmental chemicals in diabetes and obesity: a National Toxicology Program workshop review. Environ. Health Perspect. 2012;120 (6):779-89. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1104597. PubMed PMID:22296744 PubMed Central PMC3385443
  4. Koschier, F, Kostrubsky, V, Toole, C, Gallo, MA. In vitro effects of ethanol and mouthrinse on permeability in an oral buccal mucosal tissue construct. Food Chem. Toxicol. 2011;49 (10):2524-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2011.06.018. PubMed PMID:21712062
  5. Fussell, KC, Udasin, RG, Smith, PJ, Gallo, MA, Laskin, JD. Catechol metabolites of endogenous estrogens induce redox cycling and generate reactive oxygen species in breast epithelial cells. Carcinogenesis. 2011;32 (8):1285-93. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgr109. PubMed PMID:21665890 PubMed Central PMC3149209
  6. Black, AT, Gordon, MK, Heck, DE, Gallo, MA, Laskin, DL, Laskin, JD. UVB light regulates expression of antioxidants and inflammatory mediators in human corneal epithelial cells. Biochem. Pharmacol. 2011;81 (7):873-80. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2011.01.014. PubMed PMID:21300015 PubMed Central PMC3345282
  7. Gordon, MK, Desantis, A, Deshmukh, M, Lacey, CJ, Hahn, RA, Beloni, J, Anumolu, SS, Schlager, JJ, Gallo, MA, Gerecke, DR et al.. Doxycycline hydrogels as a potential therapy for ocular vesicant injury. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2010;26 (5):407-19. doi: 10.1089/jop.2010.0099. PubMed PMID:20925577 PubMed Central PMC2956382
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