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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. Dall'Olio, S, Aboagye, G, Nanni Costa, L, Gallo, M, Fontanesi, L. Effects of 17 performance, carcass and raw ham quality parameters on ham weight loss at first salting in heavy pigs, a meat quality indicator for the production of high quality dry-cured hams. Meat Sci. 2019;162 :108012. doi: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2019.108012. PubMed PMID:31816517
  2. Garlaschi, A, Calabrese, M, Zaottini, F, Tosto, S, Gipponi, M, Baccini, P, Gallo, M, Tagliafico, AS. Influence of Tumor Subtype, Radiological Sign and Prognostic Factors on Tumor Size Discrepancies Between Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Final Histology. Cureus. 2019;11 (10):e6046. doi: 10.7759/cureus.6046. PubMed PMID:31803564 PubMed Central PMC6890152
  3. Oh, J, Warshaviak, DT, Mkrtichyan, M, Munguia, ML, Lin, A, Chai, F, Pigott, C, Kang, J, Gallo, M, Kamb, A et al.. Single variable domains from the T cell receptor β chain function as mono- and bifunctional CARs and TCRs. Sci Rep. 2019;9 (1):17291. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-53756-4. PubMed PMID:31754147
  4. Goldstein, T, Oreste, A, Hutnick, G, Chory, A, Chehata, V, Seldin, J, Gallo, MD, Bloom, O. Pilot Study: Testing the FIN, a novel 3-D printed amphibious lower limb prosthesis in a recreational pool setting. PM R. 2019; :. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12293. PubMed PMID:31749329
  5. Geddo, F, Scandiffio, R, Antoniotti, S, Cottone, E, Querio, G, Maffei, ME, Bovolin, P, Gallo, MP. PipeNig®-FL, a Fluid Extract of Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum L.) with a High Standardized Content of Trans-β-Caryophyllene, Reduces Lipid Accumulation in 3T3-L1 Preadipocytes and Improves Glucose Uptake in C2C12 Myotubes. Nutrients. 2019;11 (11):. doi: 10.3390/nu11112788. PubMed PMID:31731718
  6. Boud'hors, C, Le Gallo, M, Orvain, C, Larcher, F, Gardembas, M, Augusto, JF, Demiselle, J. Hyperphosphatemia and multiple myeloma: keep calm and control first. Am. J. Med. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.10.022. PubMed PMID:31715167
  7. Cagnacci, A, Gallo, M, Gambacciani, M, Lello, S, Società Italiana della Menopausa (SIM) and the Società Italiana di Ginecologia della Terza Età (SIGiTE). Joint recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of vulvo-vaginal atrophy in women in the peri- and post-menopausal phases from the Società Italiana per la Menopausa (SIM) and the Società Italiana della Terza Età (SIGiTE). Minerva Ginecol. 2019;71 (5):345-352. doi: 10.23736/S0026-4784.19.04469-1. PubMed PMID:31698888
  8. Caruso, AA, Viola, V, Del Prete, S, Leo, S, Marasco, D, Fulgione, A, Naviglio, D, Gallo, M. Identification and Characterization of Nasal Polyposis and Mycoplasma Superinfection by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Nasal Cytology with Optical Microscopy: A Case Report. Diagnostics (Basel). 2019;9 (4):. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics9040174. PubMed PMID:31689994
  9. Waltho, D, Gallo, L, Gallo, M, Murphy, J, Copeland, A, Mowakket, S, Moltaji, S, Baxter, C, Karpinski, M, Thoma, A et al.. Outcomes and Outcome Measures in Breast Reduction Mammaplasty: A Systematic Review. Aesthet Surg J. 2019; :. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjz308. PubMed PMID:31679031
  10. O'Hara, AJ, Le Gallo, M, Rudd, ML, Bell, DW. High-resolution copy number analysis of clear cell endometrial carcinoma. Cancer Genet. 2019;240 :5-14. doi: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2019.10.005. PubMed PMID:31678638
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