Assistant Professor, General Surgery
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

473 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1252

Dr. Gallego-Perez’s research focuses on the development of novel biomedical micro- and nanoscale technologies for fundamental and translational applications. Major areas of emphasis in his lab include regenerative medicine, cell and tissue reprogramming, drug and gene delivery and cancer research.

  • PhD: The Ohio State University, 2011
Research Interests
  • Nanomedicine
  • Cell and tissue reprogramming/plasticity
  • Cancer and tumor-associated cell motility
  • Non-viral gene therapies
  • Micro- and nanomanufacturing

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Key Honors and Distinictions

  • Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award, 2017
  • William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Outstanding Post-Doc Award for Research Excellence, 2014
  • CWRU Society for Biomaterials – Biomaterials Day, Student Presentation Award, 2010
  • Ohio State Biomedical Engineering Conference, Best Presentation in Micro/Nanotechnology, 2009
  • Society for Biomaterials Meeting, Student Travel Achievement Recognition, 2009
  • Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting, Student Travel Award, 2008
  • Ohio State Biomedical Engineering Conference, Best Presentation in Micro/Nanotechnology, 2008
  • The 8th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science, Student Travel Scholarship, 2006


  • Hansford D, Schley J, Gallego-Perez D. “Electroosmotic devices for fluid handling” US Patent #61/883,592. 9/27/13.
  • Pal D, Gallego-Perez D, Ghatak S, Lee LJ, Sen CK. “compositions and methods for reprogramming somatic cells into induced endothelial cells”. Provisional patent filed (2016).

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