Janet Campbell, M.S.

Lab Manger/Research Technician II 2016-present
Clinical Trial Coordinator 2017-present

Currently Janet is the Lab Manger/Research Technician II in Dr. Amelia Gallitano's laboratory. Janet is also the research coordinator for our clinical trial which is investigating a rapid and cost effective diagnostic test for psychosis stemming from Dr. Gallitano’s research. She is excited to be returning to this high paced environment which examines complex research questions surrounding neuropsychiatric illness such as schizophrenia after spending several years in industry. She earned her master’s degree in zoology at Washington State University, Pullman by studying aggression and looking at the detrimental behavioral effects stemming from the domestication process in salmonids. Janet received her bachelor’s degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology along with a minor in psychology at California State University, Fresno. She has two children and enjoys hiking, camping and bike riding.

Amelia Gallitano, M.D., Ph.D.


Amelia Gallitano, M.D., Ph.D., has been intrigued by the neurobiological processes that influence mood and behavior since she was in high school. She is now a tenured Professor in the Departments of Basic Medical Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. She is a board certified psychiatrist, and holds adjunct positions in Neuroscience at Arizona State University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).  Dr. Gallitano received her M.D., and Ph.D. in Neuroscience, from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a Psychiatry Residency at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She conducted Postdoctoral Fellowship research at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis in the laboratory of Jeffrey Milbrandt, M.D., Ph.D., where she was also an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry. In 2007, she moved to Arizona to join the new University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Her research investigates the hypothesis that immediate early genes mediate the interaction of environmental stress and genetic predisposition, to influence the development of psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and mood disorders.

Maeliss Gelas

Medical Student- 3rd year

Maeliss Gelas is a 3rd year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix preparing to apply into psychiatry, with the ultimate goal of pursuing a fellowship in neuropsychiatry. She received her BA from NYU where she majored in Biology with a Creative Writing minor. She is currently working on her Certificate of Distinction in Health Humanities, with a focus in narrative medicine. She met Dr. Gallitano in her second year of medical school and was struck by her professor’s enthusiasm and tenacity with respect to psychiatric research. She enjoys poetry, classic cinema, and making cartoon strips.

Annika Ozols, M.S.

MD, PhD Student
Research Technician 2020- 2023
Undergraduate Volunteer 2018- 2020

When Annika Ozols joined the lab, she was an Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College student pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Medical Studies. Upon graduation, she worked as a research technician in the Gallitano lab and completed a Master of Science in Clinical Translational Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. When she is not studying or trying to convince someone to listen to her talk about anything science related, Annika enjoys powerlifting, English literature, and poetry. Currently, Annika is a MD/PhD student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix.

Sophie Wallace

Research Technician 2023-
Undergraduate Volunteer 2023

Sophie Wallace is an ASU Barrett the Honors College student studying Applied Biological Sciences at the Polytechnic Campus. She is applying for medical school next cycle with hopes to pursue emergency medicine. In her free time, Sophie likes to advocate for mental wellness at ASU, volunteer at Banner Gateway, and train CrossFit.