Physiology and Biophysics Educator and Researcher in Nashville, Tennessee
An accomplished postsecondary physiology and biophysics educator, Aurelio Galli holds a doctor of science and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees from the State University of Milan (UNIMI), located in Milan, Italy. While attending UNIMI, Aurelio Galli earned tenure, both as a research associate with the Department of Neuropharmacology and a teaching assistant with the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry.
He began his decades-long affiliation with Vanderbilt University prior to obtaining his PhD, accepting a research instructor position with Vanderbilt’s Department of Pharmacology. From 2002 to 2010, Aurelio Galli served consecutive assistant and associate professor with the Vanderbilt Molecular Department of Physiology and Biophysics.
Currently, he instructs Vanderbilt students as a professor of physiology and a professor of psychiatry. Dr. Galli’s duties include directing a course in the neurobiology of addiction and spearheading research efforts that seek to further scientific understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie drug addiction and the development of obesity. He also serves as associate director for research strategy at the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.