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. He is a faculty member of the Program on Immunology Microbiology, and an affiliated investigator of the Pittsburgh Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. Dr. de Vallejo is an elected member of the Faculty Assembly, and the 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. In addition to being a Fellow of the Global Healthspan Policy Institute, Dr. de Vallejo is a current member of the American Association of Immunologists, the American College of Rheumatology, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Growth Hormone Research Society. Dr. de Vallejo is Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine.
Dr. de Vallejo is a recipient of the Julie Martin Career Award on Aging from the American Federation on Aging Research (AFAR) and the 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:
Integrative physiology of successful aging
Modeling immune-endocrine regulation of lifespan
Premature immune aging in the pathogenesis of juvenile and adult rheumatic diseases
Chronic infection and aging
Immunity at the interface of cancer and aging
Immunobiology of childhood obesity
View a list of Dr. de Vallejo’s publications here.