Director, Clinical Research and Clinical Technologies Program
Director, HIV/AIDS and Oral Health Research Program
Democracy One, Room 632
6701 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda , MD 20892-4878
Gallya Gannot is the Director of the Clinical Research, Clinical Technologies, and the HIV/AIDS and Oral Health Research programs at NIDCR. Her areas of expertise include oral immunology, oral pathology, technology development and clinical research.
Gallya earned her DMD at Tel-Aviv University (TAU) in Israel in 1990 and completed her three-year post-dental fellowship in the Intramural Sjogren’s syndrome research lab at the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR, which would later become NIDCR) studying the immune mediated exocrine damage in salivary gland cell lines.
Gallya earned her Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from TAU in 2002 and later went on to complete a five-year post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). While working in NCI's Lab of Pathology (LP), Gallya studied immune mechanisms in prostate cancer and developed new techniques for multiplex molecular analysis. She was one of the first researchers who applied the Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) technology in clinical research.
After completing her Postdoc at NCI, Gallya co-founded and managed a start-up biotechnology company that developed a laboratory device capable of identifying microorganisms in a microbiology lab.
She joined NIDCR in 2015.