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Vincent Gallicchio Sr.

Professor & Director
Biological Sciences Department

Office: 122 Long Hall
Phone: 864-650-6702
Email: vsgall@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

Dp Medicine
University of Arad 1986

PhD Biology
New York University 1976

MT Biomedical Laboratory Science
Yale University Hospital 1971

MS Vertebrate Physiology
Southern Ct St Univ 1972

BA Biology
Southern Ct St Univ 1970

 Courses Taught

BIOL 2000 “Biology in the News” 3 credit hours, taught every Fall semester
BIOL 2300 “Emergency Medical Responder” 3 credit hours, every semester (instructor of record)
BIOL 4670 “Principles of Hematology”, 3 credit hours, taught three times per academic year (Fall, Spring & Summer)
BIOL 4830/6830 “Stem Cell Biology” 3 credit hours, every Spring semester
BIOL 4890/4891 Clinical Applications & Medical Practice”(001) Fall & Spring semesters (pre-medical students)
BIOL 4890/4891 Clinical Applications & Medical Practice” (002) Spring semester (pre-dental students)
BIOL 4960 “Study Abroad Opportunity “ - Dental Mission to Panama and every Spring/Summer
BIOL 4960 “Study Abroad Opportunity” - Medical Mission to Costa Rica every Spring/Summer
BIOL 4960 “Study Abroad Opportunity” - Medical Mission in Pre-Rehabilitation Science every Spring/Summer
BIOL 4960 “Creative Inquiry” Project #669 “What will be the effect of wireless technology and smart phone devices on the dissemination of clinical laboratory data - will it improve patient diagnosis and therapeutic outcomes?
BIOL 4930 “Special Topics in Biology”, 2 credit hours, taught twice per academic year
BIOL 4910 “Undergraduate Research”, hours to be arranged, taught twice per academic year
BIOL H 4910 “Undergraduate Research”, hours to be arranged, taught twice per academic year
MICRO 4930 “Special Topics in Biology”, 2 credit hours, taught twice per academic year
MICRO 4910 “Undergraduate Research”, hours to be arranged, taught twice per academic year
MICRO H 4910 “Undergraduate Research”, hours to be arranged, taught twice per academic year

 Profile

Dr. Vincent S. Gallicchio has 45 years experience in academic medicine and research covering experimental hematology, immunology, stem cell biology, and developmental therapeutics for human diseases such as AIDS and cancer. He has earned national and international recognition for his efforts. In a first time study reporting on academic scholarly productivity in the Journal of Clinical Laboratory Science, Dr. Gallicchio was rated the number one academic biomedical laboratory science researcher in the United States. His rating of 551 was nearly twice that of the next closest professor’s score of 285. Additionally, during his leadership, the academic program in Clinical Laboratory Science at the University of Kentucky Medical Center was rated the number one program of its kind among 127 in the nation. His passion for research, a high value placed on excellence, a strong reputation as an esteemed collaborator, and a tenacious desire to see a better therapies for human diseases brought to market speak to his overall character.

Over the years his direction leading a research team produced more than 200+ peer-reviewed scholarly publications, 32 book chapters, countless number of invited presentations nationally and internationally, and fourteen United States and one international patents. Dr. Gallicchio has been successful in securing in excess of $23 million dollars in research funding from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), the Department of Education (DE), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Health Resources Service Administration (HSRA), the United States Small Business Administration (SBIR), the European Union (EU), NATO, the South Carolina Budget and Control Board (SCBCB), several foundations and many pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Gallicchio is equally passionate to teach, mentor and advise students. He has mentored many doctoral and post-doctoral students, dozens of master’s level students and hundreds of undergraduate students both foreign and domestic, many of whom are now esteemed researchers themselves at institutions such as: Oxford University, Eastern Kentucky University, University of Arizona, University of Cincinnati, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, University of Limpopo (South Africa), Jewish and Mercy Hospitals in Cincinnati, and major pharmaceutical companies such as Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. After serving as the Associate Vice President for Research and Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at Clemson University, he now focuses his efforts to teach advanced level courses in stem cell biology and hematology. He serves Clemson as an academic advisor to students who aspire to pursue careers in academic medicine or health care or biomedical science.

As a board certified medical laboratory scientist in hematology by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Gallicchio serves as a consultant for diagnostic clinical laboratories. He holds laboratory directorship certification from the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC). He also serves as a consultant to Minerals Resources International, Inc., Logan, UT related to the health benefits of trace elements. Most recently, he has joined the staff of Palmetto Physical Medicine to lend his expertise in stem cell use in regenerative medicine now being offered to patients.

Dr. Gallicchio leads the Health Mission Study Abroad Program in Central America that annually allows pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant studies, pre-nursing, and pre-rehabilitation science students the opportunity to perform and gain "hands-on" clinical experience working directly with patients overseas. Each trip is an academic course offered for credit and is conducted each summer. Enrollment is by application. Contact the Study Abroad Office for further information about these programs.

Gallicchio earned his Ph.D. in Experimental Hematology at New York University Medical Center and completed fellowships in hematology at the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research and at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He was awarded a diploma in internal medicine from the “Vasile Goldis” University of Arad (Romania). He has served on the faculty at Yale University School of Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center, University of Central Lancashire (England), and University of Wolverhampton (England). He has served as President of Alpha Eta Honor Society, the International Society for Lithium Research, International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science and currently serves as Vice President of the Educational and Research Centers in Trace Elements operated under the auspice of UNESCO. He is a Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists, the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, and the Royal Society of the Arts. In 2003, at a 200th anniversary RSA event, because of his long-standing effort to educate and train biomedical laboratory science students from England, Dr. Gallicchio was recognized for his efforts by being presented to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

 Research Interests

Stem cell biology, Alternative non-psychiatric medical applications of lithum, Preclinical drug pharmacology for AIDS and cancer

 Extension and Outreach

2016 - Nominated, Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences, Clemson University
2016 - Appointed Grant Reviewer, Study Section “Cell Biology” Panelist Member, 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), National Science Foundation (NSF), Washington, DC
2016 - Recommended, Grant Reviewer, “Cell Biology” Panelist Member, 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), National Science Foundation (NSF), Washington, DC
2015 - Appointed Grant Reviewer, Study Section “Cell Biology” Panelist Member, 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), National Science Foundation (NSF), Washington, DC
2014 - Elected, member Faculty Senate Grievance Committee, Clemson University
2014 - Appointed Grant Reviewer, Study Section “Cell Biology” Panelist Member, Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), National Science Foundation (NSF), Washington, DC
2013 - Appointed reviewer research grant program, Area of Expertise - Pathophysiology Section, French National Research Agency, Paris, France
2013 - Named, Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists
2013 - Nominated, Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences, Clemson University
2012 - Vice President, Education & Research Satellite Center Program in Trace Elements for UNESCO (Lyon, France)
2012 - 2014, Past President, International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS)
2012 - Clemson University, Board of Trustees, Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Awarded at the Annual Board of Trustees Dinner, April 19, 2012
2012 - Elected, Faculty Senate (alternate), College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences, Clemson University
2012 - Nominated, Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences, Clemson University
2012 - Elected, Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina
2010 – 2012 President, International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS)
2016 - Co-Organizer, 2016 4th International Conference on Personalized Medicine, Phoenix, AZ & Valencia, Spain
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2015 - Co-Organizer, 2015 3nd International Conference on Personalized Medicine, September 1-3, Valencia, Spain
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2014 - Co-Organizer, 2014 2nd International Conference on Personalized Medicine, November 3-5, 2014 Las Vegas, NV
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2013 - Scientific Planning Committee, 1st European Conference in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Athens, Greece, December 2013

 Publications

Raymond T. Makola, Vusi G. Mbazima, Matlou P. Mokgotho, Vincent S. Gallicchio and Thabe M. Matsebatlela* The effect of lithium chloride on induced oxidative stress and inflammation in activated macrophages. (submitted)
Amniotic Derived Stem Cells: Role & Function in Regenerative Medicine
Andrew Lawson & Vincent S. Gallicchio
Journal of Cell Science & Therapy, volume 8, no. 3, pp 1-10, May 4, 2017
Lithium Treatment in Clinical Medicine: History, Current Status and Future Use
Amy E Duvall & Vincent S. Gallicchio
Journal of Cell Science & Therapy, volume 8, no. 3, pp 1-9, May 18, 2017
Use of Amniotic Stem Cells to Promote New Medical Treatments and Advancements in Regenerative Medicine
Gallicchio VS & Brooke Hisrich
Journal of Clinical Research, volume 1, no. 1, pp. 1-9, 2017
Heavy Metals and Cancer
Austin Carver & Vincent S. Gallicchio
In: "Cancer Causing Agents"
Pub. INTECH, pp. 19, 2017
Chaudhary C, Andrews C, Bartz K, Bulloch L, Dennison T, Derrick-Wilson K, Holliday C, Gallicchio VS. Impact of mobile devices on clinical laboratory data. International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science 4:12-16, 2015.
Andrews C, Bulloch L, Dennison T, Mitchell A, Rivenbank MT, Gallicchio VS. Mobile technology in Veterinary Clinical Medicine. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Research 2(1):1-4, 2015.
Matsebatela, TM, Anderson AL, Gallicchio VS, Elford HL, Rice CD. 3,4-Dihydroxy-benzohydroxamic acid (Didox) suppresses pro-inflammatory profiles and oxidative stress in TLR4-activated RAW 264.7 murine macrophages. Chemico-Biological Interactions 233:95-105, 2015.
Bulloch L, Andrews A, Dennison T, Elder J, Mitchell A, Rivenbank MT, Schiling KJ, Gallicchio VS. The impact of mobile devices on healthcare in rehabilitation medicine. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 3(4):144-148, 2014.
Bartz K, Gallicchio VS. Gene therapy using zinc-finger nucleases for the treatment of Acute T-Cell Lymphocytic Leukemia. International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science, 3:1-8, 2014
Gallicchio VS, Gallicchio LM. Ethics and Quality Assurance in Biomedical Laboratory Science, International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS), 2:1-4, 2013
Gallicchio VS, Overview of Ethics and Quality Assurance in Pathology, MEDLAB Science http://africahealthexhibition.com/speaker-presentations/MEDLAB/Vincent.%20S.%20Gallicchio%20.pdf
Gallicchio VS, The International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science, World Medical Journal, Official Journal of the World Medical Association, Inc., vol. 52, no. 2, 66-68, 2012.
Matsebatela MT, Gallicchio VS, Becker RW. Lithium modulates cancer cell growth, apoptosis, gene expression and cytokine production in HL-60 promyelocytic leukemia cells and their drug-resistant sub-clones. Biological Trace Element Research vol.149, No. 3, 323-330, 2012.
Gallicchio VS. Global Curriculum & Global Accreditation. Advance for Administrators of the Laboratory, June 22, 2011 (published on-line) http://laboratory-manager.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Global-Curriculum-Global-Accreditation.aspx
Gallicchio VS. Global Accreditation - A Vision for Laboratory Educational Programs Worldwide. Advance for Medical Laboratory Professionals (cover story), May 2011. http://laboratory-manager.advanceweb.com/Editorial/Search/SearchResult.aspx?KW=Gallicchio