Aurelio Galli, Ph.D.

Aurelio Galli, Ph.D.


Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt University

Dr. Galli’s principal research interests are to understand the signals that regulate monoamine homeostasis in the brain, focusing most recently on how insulin acts to control dopamine and norepinephrine signaling, and the molecular mechanisms that underlie the co-morbidities between diabetes and mental illness.

Dr. Galli is a native of Milan, Italy, where he received his Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Milan in 1998. He joined the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics in 2002, prior to which he taught in the Departments of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt and at the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center.

NARSAD Grants: Young Investigator 1997 and 1999

Foundation Prizes: 2001 Freedman Prize Honorable Mention for Exceptional Basic Research by a Young Investigator