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

Professor Emeritus Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
Work Phone: 848-445-0170 Work Fax: 732-445-4161
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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. Gemelli, M, Italiano, EG, Geatti, V, Addonizio, M, Cao, I, Dimagli, A, Dokollari, A, Tarzia, V, Gallo, M, Ferrari, E et al.. Optimizing Safety and Success: The Advantages of Bloodless Cardiac Surgery. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Outcomes in Jehovah’s Witnesses. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2023; :102078. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2023.102078. PubMed PMID:37716536
  2. Renzelli, V, Gallo, M, Morviducci, L, Marino, G, Ragni, A, Tuveri, E, Faggiano, A, Mazzilli, R, Natalicchio, A, Zatelli, MC et al.. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Human Health: Effects on Metabolism, Diabetes and Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2023;15 (17):. doi: 10.3390/cancers15174237. PubMed PMID:37686512 PubMed Central PMC10486428
  3. Rasch, MJ, Mackin, C, Le Gallo, M, Chen, A, Fasoli, A, Odermatt, F, Li, N, Nandakumar, SR, Narayanan, P, Tsai, H et al.. Hardware-aware training for large-scale and diverse deep learning inference workloads using in-memory computing-based accelerators. Nat Commun. 2023;14 (1):5282. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-40770-4. PubMed PMID:37648721 PubMed Central PMC10469175
  4. Naviglio, D, Trifuoggi, M, Varchetta, F, Nebbioso, V, Perrone, A, Avolio, L, De Martino, E, Montesano, D, Gallo, M. Efficiency of Recovery of the Bioactive Principles of Plants by Comparison between Solid-Liquid Extraction in Mixture and Single-Vegetable Matrices via Maceration and RSLDE. Plants (Basel). 2023;12 (16):. doi: 10.3390/plants12162900. PubMed PMID:37631112 PubMed Central PMC10458922
  5. Eleftheriou, G, Zandonella Callegher, R, Butera, R, De Santis, M, Cavaliere, AF, Vecchio, S, Pistelli, A, Mangili, G, Bondi, E, Somaini, L et al.. Consensus Panel Recommendations for the Pharmacological Management of Pregnant Women with Depressive Disorders. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023;20 (16):. doi: 10.3390/ijerph20166565. PubMed PMID:37623151 PubMed Central PMC10454549
  6. Gallo, M, Ferrari, E, Terrazzan, A, Brugnoli, F, Spisni, A, Taccioli, C, Aguiari, G, Trentini, A, Volinia, S, Keillor, JW et al.. Metabolic characterisation of transglutaminase 2 inhibitor effects in breast cancer cell lines. FEBS J. 2023; :. doi: 10.1111/febs.16931. PubMed PMID:37597264
  7. Gallo, MT, Brivio, P, Dolci, B, Fumagalli, F, Calabrese, F. Perinatal serotonergic manipulation shapes anhedonic and cognitive behaviors in a sex- and age-dependent manner: Identification of related biological functions at central and peripheral level. Brain Behav Immun. 2023;114 :118-130. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2023.08.016. PubMed PMID:37595877
  8. Gallo, M. Prognostic value of integrative genomic approaches for IDH-mutant gliomas. Neuro Oncol. 2023; :. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noad151. PubMed PMID:37591307
  9. Zwaig, M, Johnston, MJ, Lee, JJY, Farooq, H, Gallo, M, Jabado, N, Taylor, MD, Ragoussis, J. Linked-read based analysis of the medulloblastoma genome. Front Oncol. 2023;13 :1221611. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2023.1221611. PubMed PMID:37576901 PubMed Central PMC10419201
  10. Bell, JA, Collon, K, Mayfield, C, Gallo, MC, Chang, SW, Sugiyama, O, Tang, AH, Hollis, R, Chopra, S, Kohn, DB et al.. Biodistribution of lentiviral transduced adipose-derived stem cells for “ex-vivo” regional gene therapy for bone repair. Gene Ther. 2023; :. doi: 10.1038/s41434-023-00415-z. PubMed PMID:37568039
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