Gallio, Marco, PhD



Gallio, Marco, PhD


Assistant Professor


Office Phone

847 491 8303




Cook Hall Room 2129 Evanston


Areas of Research

Cell Biology, Circuits and Behavior, Electrophysiology, Imaging & Microscopy, Molecular Neuroscience, Sensory Systems, Signal Transduction

Training Grants

Neurobiology of Information Storage Training Program (NISTP)

Recent Publications on PubMed

Current Research

Current Research

Temperature affects nearly every biological process, hence it is not surprising that animals evolved sophisticated ways to sense and respond to temperature changes. How are hot and cold stimuli detected at the periphery? How are they processed in the brain? How are they integrated to produce behaviors such as temperature preference or avoidance of noxious extremes? We study the logic of temperature coding using the fruitfly Drosophila, a system ideally suited for a comprehensive genetic and molecular dissection of complex circuits and behaviors.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Frank DD, Jouandet GC, Kearney PJ, Macpherson LJ, Gallio M. Temperature representation in the Drosophila brain. Nature. 2015 Mar 4. doi: 10.1038/nature14284. PubMed PMID: 25739506.
Gallio M., Ofstad T.A., Macpherson L.J., Wang J.W., Zuker C.S. (2011) The coding of temperature in the Drosophila brain. Cell, Feb 18; 144(4):614-24. PMID: 21335241; PMCID: PMC3336488.