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Benjamin Gallarda

  • PhD
  • Head of Copy
  • Aptus Health
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Research interests

Medical writingBehavioral Economicsolfactioncomputationneural circuitselectrophysiologyspinal cord developmentMolecular Neurobiology

About

Getting medicines from the bench to the patient involves primarily 4 steps: basic research, pharma R&D, clinical research and effective communications to prescribers. I have worked in each of these areas: from summer internships in HIV diagnostics at Abbott Labs to my current role directing the medical writing with Europe's leading digital healthcare communications firm, Aptus Health. I enjoy science and communications, and I am excited about what the future of medicine will bring.

Co-authors (22)

  • William Alaynick
  • Matthew Sternfeld
  • James Gallarda

Publications (5)

  • Spinal Locomotor Circuits Develop Using Hierarchical Rules Based on Motorneuron Position and Identity

    • Hinckley C
    • Alaynick W
    • Gallarda B
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  • Adult neurogenesis in the olfactory system and neurodegenerative disease.

    • Gallarda B
    • Lledo P
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  • Selective viral transduction of adult-born olfactory neurons for chronic in vivo optogenetic stimulation.

    • Lepousez G
    • Alonso M
    • Wagner S
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  • Spinal cord electrophysiology II: extracellular suction electrode fabrication.

    • Garudadri S
    • Gallarda B
    • Pfaff S
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  • Using affordable LED arrays for photo-stimulation of neurons.

    • Valley M
    • Wagner S
    • Gallarda B
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Professional experience

Head of Copy

Aptus Health

September 2016 - Present

Senior Medical Copywriter

Ogilvy Healthworld Paris

September 2013 - September 2016(3 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Institut Pasteur

August 2010 - September 2013(3 years)

Graduate Student

UCSD / The Salk Institute

September 2005 - July 2010(5 years)

Student Researcher

UCSD School of Medicine

September 1998 - June 2002(4 years)

Education

PhD Biology

UCSD / The Salk Institute

September 2005 - July 2010(5 years)

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Full-time Training

August 2002 - June 2004(2 years)

BS Molecular Biology

University of California - San Diego

September 1998 - June 2002(4 years)