Dr. Abbe de Vallejo is Tenured Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as the Director of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility at the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center. In addition, Dr. de Vallejo is Associate Professor of Rheumatology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and faculty member of the Program on Immunology Microbiology. Dr. de Vallejo is an elected member of the Faculty Assembly and Co-chair of Tenure and Academic Freedom Committee of the University Senate.
Dr. de Vallejo earned an ScM in Pathobiology from the University of Stirling, Scotland. He earned a PhD in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed his Postdoctoral training in Molecular Immunology and Rheumatology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Prior to his appointment in Pittsburgh, he was Associate Consultant in Rheumatology and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Medical School. Dr. de Vallejo is Fellow of the Global Healthspan Policy Institute, and a current member of the American Association of Immunologists, the American College of Rheumatology, and Gerontological Society of America, and was awarded lifetime membership to the Growth Hormone Research Society. He is Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine.
Dr. de Vallejo is a recipient of a Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Julie Martin Career Award on Aging from the American Federation on Aging Research (AFAR) and Ellison Medical Foundation. Currently, he is on the Editorial Board for Aging and Disease and Frontiers in Immunology. He is a regular member of the AFAR National Scientific Advisory Council, and has served, and continues to serve, as a regular and/or ad hoc member of NIH study sections, and in scientific review for private foundations.
Dr. de Vallejo’s research interests include: 1.) Integrative physiology of successful aging; 2.) Modeling immune-endocrine regulation of lifespan; 3.) Premature immune aging in the pathogenesis of juvenile and adult rheumatic diseases; 4.) Chronic infection and aging; 5.) Immunity at the interface of cancer and aging; and 6.) Immunobiology of childhood obesity.
View a list of Dr. de Vallejo’s publications here.