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

Professor Emeritus Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
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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. Piovano, E, Puppo, A, Camanni, M, Castiglione, A, Delpiano, EM, Giacometti, L, Rolfo, M, Rizzo, A, Zola, P, Ciccone, G et al.. Implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for hysterectomy in a hospital network with audit and feedback: A stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial. BJOG. 2024; :. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.17797. PubMed PMID:38404145
  2. Sloan, AR, Silver, DJ, Kint, S, Gallo, M, Lathia, JD. Cancer stem cell hypothesis 2.0 in glioblastoma: Where are we now and where are we going?. Neuro Oncol. 2024; :. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noae011. PubMed PMID:38394444
  3. Pelizzari-Raymundo, D, Maltret, V, Nivet, M, Pineau, R, Papaioannou, A, Zhou, X, Caradec, F, Martin, S, Le Gallo, M, Avril, T et al.. IRE1 RNase controls CD95-mediated cell death. EMBO Rep. 2024; :. doi: 10.1038/s44319-024-00095-9. PubMed PMID:38383861
  4. Costantino, C, Bonaccorso, N, Minutolo, G, Sciortino, M, Ripoli, G, Berardi, M, Gallo, M, Nastasi, S, Serra, S, Trapani, E et al.. Prevalence of smoking habits, attitudes and knowledge on counteractive strategies among a sample of healthcare employees: results of the smoking-free health environments project in the province of Palermo, Italy. Front Public Health. 2024;12 :1335937. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2024.1335937. PubMed PMID:38375336 PubMed Central PMC10875051
  5. Gallo, M, Slaughter, MS, Trivedi, JR. Donor heart preservation with controlled hypothermic technology: insights into the data. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2024; :. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2024.02.012. PubMed PMID:38373558
  6. Meneghini, C, Bianco, C, Galanti, F, Tamburelli, V, Dal Lago, A, Licata, E, Gallo, M, Fabiani, C, Corno, R, Miriello, D et al.. Reply to Cetkovic et al. Comment on "Meneghini et al. The Impact of Nutritional Therapy in the Management of Overweight/Obese PCOS Patient Candidates for IVF. Nutrients 2023, 15, 4444". Nutrients. 2024;16 (3):. doi: 10.3390/nu16030439. PubMed PMID:38337723 PubMed Central PMC10856889
  7. Luff, A, Nguyen, NC, Luong, TN, Andridge, R, Hayford, S, Norris, AH, Gallo, MF. Validity of partner reports of recent condomless sex. Sex Transm Dis. 2024; :. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001931. PubMed PMID:38301628
  8. Gallo, M, Onida, B, Manna, L, Banchero, M. Silica-Cyclodextrin Hybrid Materials: Two Possible Synthesis Processes. Int J Mol Sci. 2024;25 (2):. doi: 10.3390/ijms25021108. PubMed PMID:38256180 PubMed Central PMC10816945
  9. Gemelli, M, Addonizio, M, Geatti, V, Gallo, M, Dixon, LK, Slaughter, MS, Gerosa, G. Techniques and Technologies to Improve Vein Graft Patency in Coronary Surgery. Med Sci (Basel). 2024;12 (1):. doi: 10.3390/medsci12010006. PubMed PMID:38249082 PubMed Central PMC10801616
  10. Mathur, R, Wang, Q, Schupp, PG, Nikolic, A, Hilz, S, Hong, C, Grishanina, NR, Kwok, D, Stevers, NO, Jin, Q et al.. Glioblastoma evolution and heterogeneity from a 3D whole-tumor perspective. Cell. 2024;187 (2):446-463.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2023.12.013. PubMed PMID:38242087 PubMed Central PMC10832360
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