Dr. Nagalo is an Assistant Professor in the Experimental Pathology Division. Dr. Nagalo received his undergraduate degree, a master’s in molecular genetics and his doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Ouaga-JKZ in Burkina Faso, West Africa, where he went on to serve as a fellow in the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Molecular Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and joined the Mayo faculty. He served in a number of research positions at Mayo’s Rochester and Scottsdale, Arizona, campuses and was an Assistant Professor of Oncology and of Molecular Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science from 2019 until his recruitment to UAMS.
Dr. Nagalo’s research interests include translational virotherapy and gene therapy for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic cancers, and addressing health disparities in liver cancer, cancer therapy and cancer-focused research. He has received numerous honors during his training and career to date, including a Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award (K01) from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute in 2018, the Welcome Trust Mobility and Skills Training Award from Cardiff University in 2018, and the Kathryn H. and Roger Penske Career Development Award at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona Campus in 2019.