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

Professor Emeritus

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute

Division of Toxicology

Room 408

170 Frelinghuysen Rd Piscataway New Jersey 08854

Work Phone: 848-445-0170 (office) 


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. Giannella, M, Rinaldi, M, Tesini, G, Gallo, M, Cipriani, V, Vatamanu, O, Campoli, C, Toschi, A, Ferraro, G, Horna, CS et al.. Predictive model for bacterial co-infection in patients hospitalized for COVID-19: a multicenter observational cohort study. Infection. 2022; :. doi: 10.1007/s15010-022-01801-2. PubMed PMID:35488112
  2. Gentile, S, Guarino, G, Della Corte, T, Marino, G, Satta, E, Pasquarella, M, Romano, C, Alfrone, C, Giordano, L, Loiacono, F et al.. Correction to: The Economic Burden of Insulin Injection-Induced Lipohypertrophy. Role of Education: The ISTERP-3 Study. Adv Ther. 2022; :. doi: 10.1007/s12325-022-02147-9. PubMed PMID:35482252
  3. Velarde-Salcedo, MV, Sánchez-Badillo, J, Gallo, M, López-Lemus, J. Excess chemical potential of thiophene in [C4MIM] [BF4, Cl, Br, CH3COO] ionic liquids, determined by molecular simulations. RSC Adv. 2021;11 (47):29394-29406. doi: 10.1039/d1ra04615b. PubMed PMID:35479577 PubMed Central PMC9040597
  4. Gallo, L, Yuan, M, Gallo, M, Chin, B, Huynh, MNQ, McRae, M, McRae, M, Coroneos, CJ, Thoma, A, Voineskos, SH et al.. Evaluation of “Spin” in the Abstracts of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses of Therapeutic Interventions Published in High-Impact Plastic Surgery Journals: A Systematic Review. Aesthet Surg J. 2022; :. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjac109. PubMed PMID:35466993
  5. Marrone, F, Secco, J, Kersting, B, Le Gallo, M, Corinto, F, Sebastian, A, Chua, LO. Experimental validation of state equations and dynamic route maps for phase change memristive devices. Sci Rep. 2022;12 (1):6488. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-09948-6. PubMed PMID:35443770 PubMed Central PMC9021214
  6. Mannucci, E, Targher, G, Nreu, B, Pintaudi, B, Candido, R, Giaccari, A, Gallo, M, Monami, M, SID-AMD joint panel for Italian Guidelines on Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. Effects of insulin on cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2022; :. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2022.03.007. PubMed PMID:35422359
  7. Querio, G, Antoniotti, S, Geddo, F, Levi, R, Gallo, MP. Trimethylamine N-Oxide (TMAO) Impairs Purinergic Induced Intracellular Calcium Increase and Nitric Oxide Release in Endothelial Cells. Int J Mol Sci. 2022;23 (7):. doi: 10.3390/ijms23073982. PubMed PMID:35409341 PubMed Central PMC8999849
  8. Gallo, M, Carotenuto, M, Frezzetti, D, Camerlingo, R, Roma, C, Bergantino, F, Normanno, N, De Luca, A. The EGFR Signaling Modulates in Mesenchymal Stem Cells the Expression of miRNAs Involved in the Interaction with Breast Cancer Cells. Cancers (Basel). 2022;14 (7):. doi: 10.3390/cancers14071851. PubMed PMID:35406622 PubMed Central PMC8997927
  9. Puthettu, M, Vandenberghe, S, Bagnato, P, Gallo, M, Demertzis, S. Gaseous Microemboli in the Cardiopulmonary Bypass Circuit: Presentation of a Systematic Data Collection Protocol Applied at Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino. Cureus. 2022;14 (2):e22310. doi: 10.7759/cureus.22310. PubMed PMID:35350483 PubMed Central PMC8933722
  10. Bouyahya, A, Mechchate, H, Oumeslakht, L, Zeouk, I, Aboulaghras, S, Balahbib, A, Zengin, G, Kamal, MA, Gallo, M, Montesano, D et al.. The Role of Epigenetic Modifications in Human Cancers and the Use of Natural Compounds as Epidrugs: Mechanistic Pathways and Pharmacodynamic Actions. Biomolecules. 2022;12 (3):. doi: 10.3390/biom12030367. PubMed PMID:35327559 PubMed Central PMC8945214
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