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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  • 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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