Kathleen Gallo is a Professor in the Department of Physiology. Her research focuses on understanding and targeting the signaling pathways that govern cancer progression.
Dr. Gallo received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University and completed her postdoctoral training at Genentech.
The Gallo Lab uses diverse approaches to study mechanisms of tumor proliferation, invasion and metastatic outgrowth including 3D organotypic assays, cell biology, animal models, and mass spectrometry. Dr. Gallo’s team has shown a critical role for kinases (MLK) in triple-negative breast cancer metastasis – both in regulating focal adhesion turnover during cell migration, and gene expression during invasion and metastasis. This group is also studying the roles of MLK family members and related signaling in lung cancer, glioblastoma, and melanoma.