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Cancer and Hematology
Phone: 832-824-6894


1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570
Houston, TX 77030

Research Area

Marco Gallo, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Hospital for Sick Children Post-doctoral Fellow Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2015
University of British Columbia PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2010
Simon Fraser University Bachelors Bachelor of Science 2005


Organization Name Role
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Member
Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Member
Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Member

Research Statement

The goal of Dr. Marco Gallo's research is to discover the mechanisms by which the epigenome and non-coding genome drive tumorigenesis in pediatric and adult brain tumors. His  laboratory will consist of an integrated team of bioinformaticians and wet lab scientists who investigate the function of epigenetic and chromatin factors and 3D genome architecture in programming stem-like states in brain tumors.

Among other contributions, his research has shed light on the intratumoral organization and evolution of genetic subclones in pediatric high-grade gliomas (Cancer Research, 2019), the link between 3D genome organization and expression of targetable antigens in adult glioblastoma (Genome Research, 2019), how subclonalgenetics influences chromatin organization (Science Advances, 2021) and identified chromatin factors that promote cell state transitions (Nature Communications, 2023).

He has received awards from provincial, national  and  international  organizations, including: the Institute of Cancer Research at  the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Society for Neuro-Oncology and Stand Up To Cancer.

Selected Publications

Awards & Honors

2021     Alberta Early Career Award in Biomedical Cancer Research
2019     Calgary's Top 40 under 40
2018     CIHR Early Career Award in Cancer Research
2016     Canada Research Chair in Brain Cancer Epigenomics



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