Galloway-Pena, Jessica individual record
Assistant Professor

Dr. Galloway-Pena's studies incorporate the genetic basis of pathogenesis as well as the molecular epidemiology of clinically relevant gram-positive pathogens, focusing on those with multi-drug resistance. She has more recently shifted her focus to microbiome dynamics during cancer treatment and the intense antibiotic therapy seen in the hematological malignancy setting to determine the microbiome's impact on cancer treatment outcomes, toxicities, and colonization/infection by antibiotic resistant organisms. Applications of her research include determining genetic and chemical markers for microbial diversity that can be used in the clinical setting, designing predictive risk models for antibiotic resistant infectious risk during chemotherapy, and promoting antimicrobial stewardship and microbial conscious treatment.

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  • Kalaora, S., Nagler, A., Nejman, D., Alon, M., Barbolin, C., Barnea, E., ... Samuels, Y. (2021). Identification of bacteria-derived HLA-bound peptides in melanoma. NATURE. 592(7852), 138-143.
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  • Ha, M. J., Kim, J., Galloway-Peña, J., Do, K., & Peterson, C. B. (2020). Compositional zero-inflated network estimation for microbiome data. BMC Bioinformatics. 21(Suppl 21), 581.
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  • Shropshire, W. C., Aitken, S. L., Pifer, R., Kim, J., Bhatti, M. M., Li, X., ... Shelburne, S. A. (2020). IS26-mediated amplification of blaOXA-1 and blaCTX-M-15 with concurrent outer membrane porin disruption associated with de novo carbapenem resistance in a recurrent bacteraemia cohort.. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 76(2), 385-395.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J. R., Shi, Y., Peterson, C. B., Sahasrabhojane, P., Gopalakrishnan, V., Brumlow, C. E., ... Shelburne, S. A. (2020). Gut Microbiome Signatures Are Predictive of Infectious Risk Following Induction Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 71(1), 63-71.
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  • Robinson, S., Peterson, C. B., Sahasrabhojane, P., Ajami, N. J., Shelburne, S. A., Kontoyiannis, D. P., & Galloway-Peña, J. R. (2020). Observational Cohort Study of Oral Mycobiome and Interkingdom Interactions over the Course of Induction Therapy for Leukemia. mSphere. 5(2), e00048-e00020.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J., & Hanson, B. (2020). Tools for Analysis of the Microbiome. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 65(3), 674-685.
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  • Aitken, S. L., Sahasrabhojane, P. V., Kontoyiannis, D. P., Savidge, T. C., Arias, C. A., Ajami, N. J., Shelburne, S. A., & Galloway-Peña, J. R. (2020). Alterations of the Oral Microbiome and Cumulative Carbapenem Exposure Are Associated With Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Infection in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Receiving Chemotherapy.. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 72(9), 1507-1513.
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  • Endres, B. T., Buege, M. J., Marx, K., Sahasrabhojane, P. V., Galloway-Peña, J., Garey, K. W., ... Aitken, S. L. (2019). 2682. Prophylaxis-Driven Molecular Epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Bloodstream Infections in Adults With Leukemia. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 6(Suppl 2), s942-s942.
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  • Muñoz, N. M., Minhaj, A. A., Dupuis, C. J., Ensor, J. E., Golardi, N., Jaso, J. M., ... Tam, A. L. (2019). What Are the Effects of Irreversible Electroporation on a Staphylococcus aureus Rabbit Model of Osteomyelitis?. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®. 477(10), 2367-2377.
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