I'm a postdoc at Colorado State University and an avid science communicator.
For my PhD in plant biotechnology at UC Davis, I studied intron-mediated enhancement of gene expression in Arabidopsis under Dr. Alan Rose. During that time, I also interned on the BioDirect team in the Ag Productivity Innovations division at Monsanto in Woodland, CA. Immediately following my PhD, I interned on the science desk at The Washington Post as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow.
I am now exploring biologics and synthetic biology in yeast. I remain an active member of the plant biology community as a Plant Cell Features Editor and through my communication activities on twitter and my blog.
Research Areas: Molecular Biology
Peccoud J, Gallegos JE, et al.Cyberbiosecurity: From Naive Trust to Risk Awareness. Trends in Biotechnology (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.10.012
Gallegos JE, Rose A. Intron DNA Sequences Can Be More Important Than the Proximal Promoter in Determining the Site of Transcript Initiation. The Plant Cell (2017). DOI: 10.1105/tpc.17.00020
Gallegos JE, Rose A. The Enduring Mystery of Intron Mediated Enhancement. Plant Science (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2015.04.017
Co-founder of the UC Davis science outreach group Science Says.https://davissciencesays.com/