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The Children's National Research Institute
Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Laboratory
Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D.
Chief Research Officer, Children’s National Hospital & Scientific Director, Children’s National Research Institute
Associate Dean for Child Health Research, GWU School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Director, DC Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center & Wolf-Pack Chair in Neuroscience
Glial regulation of neural development and response to injury
Our laboratory uses an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that includes molecular biology and genetics, cellular neurobiology and electrophysiology. We are combining experiments performed in different types of neural cell cultures with studies performed in transgenic mice in vivo leading our laboratory, Dr. Gallo’s current and future research interests are in the fields of developmental neuroscience and in nervous system disease. They include: i) neurogenesis and gliogenesis; ii) oligodendrocyte development and myelination; iii) glial signaling; and iv) regulation of glial ionic channels during brain development.