JT Galla, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

JT Galla, BS, joined the Developing Brain Institute (DBI) as a Clinical Research Coordinator in June 2023. JT is a recent graduate from Duke University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience while minoring in Chemistry and Computational Biology & Bioinformatics. He participated in clinical research during all four undergraduate years focusing on a range of studies, including testing repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) as a potential therapy for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and bilateral brain stimulation for adults with mild cognitive impairment. JT graduated with distinction from Duke after successfully defending his senior thesis project that involved analyzing functional magnetic resonance imaging data collected in a Phase II clinical trial utilizing rTMS to help facilitate smoking cessation among veterans with PTSD. This pivotal research has yielded three manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals. This hands-on research has offered insights into the importance of a dedicated research focus as well the need to infuse such research with a patient-centered focus. As such, JT is thrilled to join DBI to expand his experience building trusted relationships with a broader array of patients and to expand his research focus to neonatal and fetal health and long-term neurodevelopment.

Address: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: fetalbrain@childrensnational.org
Department: MRI Lab

Recent Publications & Presentations

Neacsiu AD, Szymkiewicz V, Galla JT, Li B, Kulkarni Y, Spector CW.
The neurobiology of misophonia and implications for novel, neuroscience-driven interventions. Front Neurosci. 2022 Jul 25;16:893903. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2022.893903. PMID: 35958984; PMCID: PMC9359080 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35958984/
Young JR, Galla JT, Appelbaum LG.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for Smoking Cessation: An Introduction for Primary Care Clinicians. Am J Med. 2021 Nov;134(11):1339-1343. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2021.06.037. Epub 2021 Aug 15. PMID: 34407423; PMCID: PMC8607981
Beynel L, Campbell E, Naclerio M, Galla JT, Ghosal A, Michael AM, Kimbrel NA, Davis SW, Appelbaum LG.
The Effects of Functionally Guided, Connectivity-Based rTMS on Amygdala Activation. Brain Sci. 2021 Apr 13;11(4):494. doi: 10.3390/brainsci11040494. PMID: 33924639; PMCID: PMC8070235