Dr. Abbe de Vallejo is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology (with tenure) in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also 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 Immunology Graduate Program, and the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Program. He is 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 Fellow of the Global Healthspan Policy Institute and Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine, Dr. de Vallejo is a current member of the Gerontological Society of America, the American College of Rheumatology, and the American Association of Immunologists.
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. 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 frailty and successful aging
Immune-endocrine regulation of lifespan
Chronic infection and aging
Premature immune aging in the pathogenesis of juvenile and adult rheumatic diseases
Immunity at the interface of cancer and aging
Immunobiology of childhood obesity
View a list of Dr. de Vallejo’s publications here.