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Elena Gallo MacFarlane, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Surgery

Background

Dr. Elena Gallo MacFarlane is an Assistant Professor in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. She studies the genetic, epigenetic and biochemical mechanisms that account for susceptibility to signaling perturbations in vascular disease, with particular focus on hereditary forms of aneurysm.

She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Milan, Italy and a PhD from Stanford University School of Medicine before joining the faculty. She is a member of the American Society for Human Genetics, the American Heart Association and the North American Vascular Biology Organization.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • B.S., University of Milan (Italy) (2002)
  • Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine (California) (2008)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Gallo EM, Loch DC, Habashi JP, Calderon JF, Chen Y, Bedja D, van Erp C, Gerber EE, Parker SJ, Sauls K, Judge DP, Cooke SK, Lindsay ME, Rouf R, Myers L, ap Rhys CM, Kent KC, Norris RA, Huso DL and Dietz HC. (2014). Angiotensin II-dependent TGF-β signaling contributes to Loeys-Dietz syndrome vascular pathogenesis. J Clinical Investigation, 124(1): 448-460

Gallo MacFarlane E, Parker SJ, Shin JY, Ziegler SG, Creamer TJ, Bagirzadeh R, Bedja D, Chen Y, Calderon SF, Weissler K., Guerrerio PA, Lindsay ME, Habashi JP and Dietz HC. (2019) Lineage-specific events underlie aortic root aneurysm pathogenesis in Loeys-Dietz syndrome". The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Epub 2019/01/08

Gallo MacFarlane E, Haupt J, Dietz HC, Shore E (2017). TGF-beta Family Signaling in Connective Tissue and Skeletal Diseases. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2017 Nov 1;9(11); a022269.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Laboratory MRB453
733 N. Broadway
Miller Research Building
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 410-955-4134

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