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

Professor Emeritus Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
Work EOHSI Room 408 170 Frelinghuysen Rd Piscataway NJ 08854 Work Phone: 848-445-0170 Work Fax: 732-445-4161
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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. Di Natale, C, Lagreca, E, Panzetta, V, Gallo, M, Passannanti, F, Vitale, M, Fusco, S, Vecchione, R, Nigro, R, Netti, P et al.. Morphological and Rheological Guided Design for the Microencapsulation Process of Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 in Calcium Alginate Microspheres. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2021;9 :660691. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2021.660691. PubMed PMID:34124020 PubMed Central PMC8193927
  2. Inoue, Y, Nikolic, A, Farnsworth, D, Shi, R, Johnson, FD, Liu, A, Ladanyi, M, Somwar, R, Gallo, M, Lockwood, WW et al.. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase mediates chromatin rewiring and lineage transformation in lung cancer. Elife. 2021;10 :. doi: 10.7554/eLife.66524. PubMed PMID:34121659
  3. Bovo, S, Ballan, M, Schiavo, G, Ribani, A, Tinarelli, S, Utzeri, VJ, Dall’Olio, S, Gallo, M, Fontanesi, L. Single-marker and haplotype-based genome-wide association studies for the number of teats in two heavy pig breeds. Anim Genet. 2021; :. doi: 10.1111/age.13095. PubMed PMID:34096632
  4. Collon, K, Gallo, MC, Lieberman, JR. Musculoskeletal tissue engineering: Regional gene therapy for bone repair. Biomaterials. 2021;275 :120901. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2021.120901. PubMed PMID:34091300
  5. Gallo, M, Sá, MPBO, Doulamis, IP, Hussein, N, Laforgia, PL, Kampaktsis, PN, Tagliari, AP, Ferrari, E. Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for degenerated bioprosthetic aortic and mitral valves – an update on indications, techniques, and clinical results. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2021; :1-12. doi: 10.1080/17434440.2021.1939009. PubMed PMID:34080501
  6. Balboni, F, Terreni, A, Gallo, M, Guzzi, F, Caparrini, C, Burbui, S, Vezzosi, M, Galora, S, Lori, G, Lippi, G et al.. Analytical evaluation of direct bicarbonate measurement with the new gem premier chemstat in hemodialysis patients. Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 2021; :1-4. doi: 10.1080/00365513.2021.1930142. PubMed PMID:34057879
  7. Querio, G, Geddo, F, Antoniotti, S, Gallo, MP, Penna, C. Sex and Response to Cardioprotective Conditioning Maneuvers. Front Physiol. 2021;12 :667961. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2021.667961. PubMed PMID:34054579 PubMed Central PMC8160310
  8. Rice, R, Chakraborty, P, Keder, L, Turner, AN, Gallo, MF. Who attends a crisis pregnancy center in Ohio?. Contraception. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2021.05.011. PubMed PMID:34038710
  9. Gallo, M, Adinolfi, V, Morviducci, L, Acquati, S, Tuveri, E, Ferrari, P, Zatelli, MC, Faggiano, A, Argentiero, A, Natalicchio, A et al.. Early prediction of pancreatic cancer from new-onset diabetes: an Associazione Italiana Oncologia Medica (AIOM)/Associazione Medici Diabetologi (AMD)/Società Italiana Endocrinologia (SIE)/Società Italiana Farmacologia (SIF) multidisciplinary consensus position paper. ESMO Open. 2021;6 (3):100155. doi: 10.1016/j.esmoop.2021.100155. PubMed PMID:34020401 PubMed Central PMC8144346
  10. Mitra, S, Gallo, MA, Md, SV, Korenis, P. A Unique Case of Dehydration-Related Psychosis: Witnessing a Mirage in the City. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2021;23 (2):. doi: 10.4088/PCC.20l02738. PubMed PMID:34000161
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