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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • White matter development and injury
  • Myelin
  • Glia
  • Neural stem cells

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Neurobiology, University of Rome and Institute of Cell Biology, CNR, Rome, Italy, (1974-1979)
  • EMBO Fellow, Developmental Neurobiology, MRC, Developmental Neurobiology Unit, London, UK, (1979-1983)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuropharmacology, Laboratory of Preclinical Pharmacology, NIMH, Washington, DC, (1983-1984)
  • EMBO Fellow, Neurophysiology, Department of Pharmacology, University College, London, UK, (1985)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., is the Chief Research Officer of Children’s National and holds the Ruth Pack Wolf and William B. Wolf, Sr., Professorship in Neuroscience.

He was inducted into the national honorary medical society Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). The top 10% of medical students nationwide are elected to AOA, and he was elected the occasional honorary member.

Research and Publications

Hypoxia Due to Congenital Heart Disease Linked to Abnormal Neurogenesis and Impaired Cortical Growth

Research & Publications