- Assistant Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
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.
- Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - (Houston, Texas, United States) 2013
- B.A. in Biology, Cum Laude, Our Lady of the Lake University - (San Antonio, Texas, United States) 2006
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.