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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: 848-445-0175 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. Fabiani, C, Ferrante, MG, Meneghini, C, Licata, E, Paciotti, G, Gallo, M, Schiavi, M, Spina, V, Guarino, A, Caserta, D et al.. Female fertility preservation: Impact of cancer on ovarian function and oocyte quality. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2021; :. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13702. PubMed PMID:33837528
  2. Geddo, F, Antoniotti, S, Querio, G, Salaroglio, IC, Costamagna, C, Riganti, C, Gallo, MP. Plant-Derived Trans-β-Caryophyllene Boosts Glucose Metabolism and ATP Synthesis in Skeletal Muscle Cells through Cannabinoid Type 2 Receptor Stimulation. Nutrients. 2021;13 (3):. doi: 10.3390/nu13030916. PubMed PMID:33809114 PubMed Central PMC7999495
  3. Pellegrini, M, Spera, DM, Ercole, C, Del Gallo, M. Allium cepa L. Inoculation with a Consortium of Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria: Effects on Plants, Soil, and the Autochthonous Microbial Community. Microorganisms. 2021;9 (3):. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9030639. PubMed PMID:33808642 PubMed Central PMC8003585
  4. Nervo, A, Ragni, A, Piovesan, A, Marica, V, Migliore, E, Gallo, M, Arvat, E. Quality of Life during Treatment with Lenvatinib for Thyroid Cancer: The Patients' Perspective beyond the Medical Evaluation. Eur Thyroid J. 2021;10 (1):65-71. doi: 10.1159/000508186. PubMed PMID:33777821 PubMed Central PMC7983562
  5. Tagliamonte, S, Laiola, M, Ferracane, R, Vitale, M, Gallo, MA, Meslier, V, Pons, N, Ercolini, D, Vitaglione, P. Mediterranean diet consumption affects the endocannabinoid system in overweight and obese subjects: possible links with gut microbiome, insulin resistance and inflammation. Eur J Nutr. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s00394-021-02538-8. PubMed PMID:33763720
  6. Piotti, A, Novelli, D, Meessen, JMTA, Ferlicca, D, Coppolecchia, S, Marino, A, Salati, G, Savioli, M, Grasselli, G, Bellani, G et al.. Endothelial damage in septic shock patients as evidenced by circulating syndecan-1, sphingosine-1-phosphate and soluble VE-cadherin: a substudy of ALBIOS. Crit Care. 2021;25 (1):113. doi: 10.1186/s13054-021-03545-1. PubMed PMID:33741039 PubMed Central PMC7980645
  7. Petrillo, S, Santoro, M, La Rosa, P, Perna, A, Gallo, MG, Bertini, ES, Silvestri, G, Piemonte, F. Nuclear Factor Erythroid 2-Related Factor 2 Activation Might Mitigate Clinical Symptoms in Friedreich's Ataxia: Clues of an "Out-Brain Origin" of the Disease From a Family Study. Front Neurosci. 2021;15 :638810. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.638810. PubMed PMID:33708070 PubMed Central PMC7940825
  8. Saleska, JL, Turner, AN, Gallo, MF, Shoben, A, Kawende, B, Ravelomanana, NLR, Thirumurthy, H, Yotebieng, M. Role of temporal discounting in a conditional cash transfer (CCT) intervention to improve engagement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) cascade. BMC Public Health. 2021;21 (1):477. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10499-0. PubMed PMID:33691667 PubMed Central PMC7944635
  9. Torre, T, Toto, F, Klersy, C, Theologou, T, Casso, G, Gallo, M, Surace, GG, Franciosi, G, Demertzis, S, Ferrari, E et al.. Early predictors of mortality in refractory cardiogenic shock following acute coronary syndrome treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenator. J Artif Organs. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s10047-021-01252-w. PubMed PMID:33677800
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