Galloway-Pena, Jessica individual record
Assistant Professor
overview

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.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles42
  • 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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  • Galloway-Peña, J. R., & Jenq, R. R. (2019). The only thing that stops a bad microbiome, is a good microbiome. Haematologica. 104(8), 1511-1513.
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  • Aitken, S. L., Aitken, S. L., Shelburne, S. A., Shelburne, S. A., & Galloway-Peña, J. (2019). 2674. Microbiome and Cumulative Antibiotic Use as Predictors of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Infection in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Receiving Remission-Induction Chemotherapy. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 6(Suppl 2), s938-s938.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J. R., Peterson, C. B., Malik, F., Sahasrabhojane, P. V., Shah, D. P., Brumlow, C. E., ... Okhuysen, P. C. (2019). Fecal Microbiome, Metabolites, and Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes: A Single-Center Pilot Study. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 6(5), ofz173.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J., DebRoy, S., Brumlow, C., Li, X., Tran, T. T., Horstmann, N., ... Shelburne, S. A. (2018). Hypervirulent group A Streptococcus emergence in an acaspular background is associated with marked remodeling of the bacterial cell surface. PLoS ONE. 13(12), e0207897-e0207897.
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  • Williams, L. A., Chen, T. Y., Kontoyiannis, D. P., Galloway-Pena, J. R., Sahasrabhojane, P., Shelburne, S. A., ... Shi, Q. (2018). Longitudinal Sensitivity of the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. BLOOD. 132(Supplement 1), 4825-4825.
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  • Li, X., Arias, C. A., Aitken, S. L., Peña, J. G., Panesso, D., Chang, M., ... Shelburne, S. A. (2018). Clonal Emergence of Invasive Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis Deconvoluted via a Combination of Whole-Genome Sequencing and Microbiome Analyses. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 67(3), 398-406.
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  • Lacourt, T. E., Kavelaars, A., Galloway-Peña, J. R., Sahasrabhojane, P. V., Shah, N. D., Futreal, A., ... Heijnen, C. J. (2018). Associations of inflammation with symptom burden in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 89, 203-208.
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  • Aitken, S. L., Bhatti, M., Sahasrabhojane, P., Galloway-Pena, J., Li, X., Tverdek, F. P., ... Shelburne, S. (2018). 1055. Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Carbapenem Resistance in Recurrent Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase- Producing Enterobacteriaceae Bacteremia. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 5(Suppl 1), s315-s315.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J., & Guindani, M. (2018). Editorial: Novel Approaches in Microbiome Analyses and Data Visualization. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, 2274.
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  • DebRoy, S., Li, X., Kalia, A., Galloway-Pena, J., Shah, B. J., Fowler, V. G., Flores, A. R., & Shelburne, S. A. (2018). Identification of a chimeric emm gene and novel emm pattern in currently circulating strains of emm4 Group A Streptococcus. Microbial Genomics. 4(11), e000235.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J. R., Smith, D. P., Sahasrabhojane, P., Wadsworth, W. D., Fellman, B. M., Ajami, N. J., ... Shelburne, S. A. (2017). Characterization of oral and gut microbiome temporal variability in hospitalized cancer patients. Genome Medicine. 9(1), 21.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J., Brumlow, C., & Shelburne, S. (2017). Impact of the Microbiota on Bacterial Infections during Cancer Treatment. Trends in Microbiology. 25(12), 992-1004.
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  • Gopalakrishnan, V., Spencer, C. N., Nezi, L., Reuben, A., Andrews, M. C., Karpinets, T. V., ... Wargo, J. A. (2017). Gut microbiome modulates response to anti–PD-1 immunotherapy in melanoma patients. SCIENCE. 359(6371), 97-103.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J. R., Jenq, R. R., & Shelburne, S. A. (2017). Can Consideration of the Microbiome Improve Antimicrobial Utilization and Treatment Outcomes in the Oncology Patient?. Clinical Cancer Research. 23(13), 3263-3268.
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  • Wadsworth, W. D., Argiento, R., Guindani, M., Galloway-Pena, J., Shelbourne, S. A., & Vannucci, M. (2017). An integrative Bayesian Dirichlet-multinomial regression model for the analysis of taxonomic abundances in microbiome data. BMC Bioinformatics. 18(1), 94.
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  • DebRoy, S., Saldaña, M., Travisany, D., Montano, A., Galloway-Peña, J., Horstmann, N., ... Shelburne, S. A. (2016). A Multi-Serotype Approach Clarifies the Catabolite Control Protein A Regulon in the Major Human Pathogen Group A Streptococcus. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 6(1), 32442.
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  • Galloway‐Peña, J. R., Smith, D. P., Sahasrabhojane, P., Ajami, N. J., Wadsworth, W. D., Daver, N. G., ... Shelburne, S. A. (2016). The role of the gastrointestinal microbiome in infectious complications during induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Cancer. 122(14), 2186-2196.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J., Clement, M. E., Sharma Kuinkel, B. K., Ruffin, F., Flores, A. R., Levinson, H., ... Fowler, V. G. (2016). Application of Whole-Genome Sequencing to an Unusual Outbreak of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 3(1), ofw042.
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  • Shelburne, S. A., Ajami, N. J., Chibucos, M. C., Beird, H. C., Tarrand, J., Galloway-Peña, J., ... Kontoyiannis, D. P. (2015). Implementation of a Pan-Genomic Approach to Investigate Holobiont-Infecting Microbe Interaction: A Case Report of a Leukemic Patient with Invasive Mucormycosis. PLoS ONE. 10(11), e0139851-e0139851.
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  • Flores, A. R., Galloway-Peña, J., Sahasrabhojane, P., Saldaña, M., Yao, H., Su, X., ... Shelburne, S. A. (2015). Sequence type 1 group B Streptococcus, an emerging cause of invasive disease in adults, evolves by small genetic changes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112(20), 6431-6436.
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  • Galloway-Pena, J., Sahasrabhojane, P., Margarit, I., Rosini, R., Grandi, G., Mcgeer, A., ... Flores, A. (2014). 125Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Drive Phenotypic Diversity Among Sequence Type 1 Group B Streptococcus, An Emerging Cause of Invasive Disease in Adult Humans. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 1(Suppl 1), s12-s12.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J. R., Liang, X., Singh, K. V., Yadav, P., Chang, C., La Rosa, S. L., ... Murray, B. E. (2014). The Identification and Functional Characterization of WxL Proteins from Enterococcus faecium Reveal Surface Proteins Involved in Extracellular Matrix Interactions. JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY. 197(5), 882-892.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J., Sahasrabhojane, P., Tarrand, J., Han, X. Y., & Shelburne, S. A. (2014). GyrB Polymorphisms Accurately Assign Invasive Viridans Group Streptococcal Species. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 52(8), 2905-2912.
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  • Sahasrabhojane, P., Galloway-Peña, J., Velazquez, L., Saldaña, M., Horstmann, N., Tarrand, J., & Shelburne, S. A. (2014). Species-level assessment of the molecular basis of fluoroquinolone resistance among viridans group streptococci causing bacteraemia in cancer patients. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 43(6), 558-562.
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  • Flores, A. R., Sahasrabhojane, P., Saldaña, M., Galloway-Peña, J., Olsen, R. J., Musser, J. M., & Shelburne, S. A. (2014). Molecular Characterization of an Invasive Phenotype of Group A Streptococcus Arising During Human Infection Using Whole Genome Sequencing of Multiple Isolates From the Same Patient. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 209(10), 1520-1523.
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  • Latorre, M., Galloway-Peña, J., Roh, J. H., Budinich, M., Reyes-Jara, A., Murray, B. E., Maass, A., & González, M. (2014). Enterococcus faecalis reconfigures its transcriptional regulatory network activation at different copper levels. Metallomics. 6(3), 572-581.
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  • Qin, X., Galloway-Peña, J. R., Sillanpaa, J., Roh, J. H., Nallapareddy, S. R., Chowdhury, S., ... Murray, B. E. (2012). Complete genome sequence of Enterococcus faecium strain TX16 and comparative genomic analysis of Enterococcus faecium genomes. BMC Microbiology. 12(1), 135-135.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J., Roh, J. H., Latorre, M., Qin, X., & Murray, B. E. (2012). Genomic and SNP Analyses Demonstrate a Distant Separation of the Hospital and Community-Associated Clades of Enterococcus faecium. PLoS ONE. 7(1), e30187-e30187.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J. R., Rice, L. B., & Murray, B. E. (2011). Analysis of PBP5 of Early U.S. Isolates of Enterococcus faecium: Sequence Variation Alone Does Not Explain Increasing Ampicillin Resistance over Time. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 55(7), 3272-3277.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J. R., Bourgogne, A., Qin, X., & Murray, B. E. (2011). Diversity of the fsr-gelE Region of the Enterococcus faecalis Genome but Conservation in Strains with Partial Deletions of the fsr Operon. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. 77(2), 442-451.
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  • Panesso, D., Reyes, J., Rincón, S., Díaz, L., Galloway-Peña, J., Zurita, J., ... Arias, C. A. (2010). Molecular Epidemiology of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium: a Prospective, Multicenter Study in South American Hospitals▿. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 48(5), 1562-1569.
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  • Galloway-Peña, J. R., Nallapareddy, S. R., Arias, C. A., Eliopoulos, G. M., & Murray, B. E. (2009). Analysis of Clonality and Antibiotic Resistance among Early Clinical Isolates of Enterococcus faecium in the United States. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 200(10), 1566-1573.
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Email
jgallowaypena@cvm.tamu.edu
First Name
Jessica
Last Name
Galloway-Pena
mailing address
MS4467/Building 1197, Ste 109;
College Station, Texas 77843
USA