• B.A., Arcadia University, 2013, Chemistry, (mathematics-minor) Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
  •  Ph.D. Temple University, Chemistry with Ann M. Valentine Dissertation: Homeostasis and trafficking of hydrolysis-prone metals in cells, proteins, and small molecules
  • Temple University Teaching in Higher Education Certificate
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2019 – 2022, with Katherine J. Franz
Areas of Interest

Investigating how dopaminergic cells handle a disruption to metal ion homeostasis and identify how such a disruption can lead to metal-dependent dysfunction and disease.

Another enzyme of interest in the same pathway is iron-dependent tyrosine hydroxylase (TH). The Gallo Lab is working on expressing this enzyme in an established bacterial system to study how an imbalance of iron and other metals impacts activity

Courses Taught
  • Chemistry 111: General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 211: Organic Chemistry Lab I
  • Chemistry 240: Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry 401: Introduction to Independent Study
  • Chemistry 39903: Bioinorganic Chemistry
Independent Study Advising
  • Zoë Semersky ’23 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), Toward a Comprehensive Framework forInvestigating Copper Dyshomeostasis: The Role of His-Tag Modularity and Alternative Expression Systems in Evaluating Dopamine β-Hydroxylas
  • N. Reznik, A. D. Gallo, K. W. Rush, G. Javitt, Y. Fridmann-Sirkis, T. Ilani, N.A. Nairner, S. Fishilevich, D. Gokhman, K. N. Chacón, K. J. Franz, D. Fass. “Intestinal mucin is a chaperone ofmultivalent copper” Cell, 2022, 185 (22), 4206-4215.
  • Z. L. Semersky*, A. D. Gallo. “Recent insights into how metal ion dyshomeostasis disrupts dopamine beta-hydroxylase activity”. National American Chemical Society Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, March 26, 2023.
  • A. D. Gallo. “From student to professor: Lessons in bioinorganic chemistry and beyond” Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, October 11, 2022.
Professional Experience
  • Reviewer for Dalton Transactions.
  • Duke University (Guest Lecturer)
    General Chemistry II Spring 2020, Spring 20
Professional Affiliations
  • American Chemical Society
  • ACS Inorganic Chemistry Division
  • International Society of Non-Binary Scientists
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society