Dr. Elyssia Gallagher

Assistant Professor

Education

Ph.D
University of Arizona - 2013

B.S.
University of Arizona - 2007

Postdoctoral Associate

NIST National Research Council - 2013

Experience

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Baylor University - 2015-present

Analytical Chemistry

Glycosylation is a post-translational modification that affects cellular adhesion and host-pathogen interactions, with changes occurring during differentiation, immune response, and in cancerous tissue. Though as much as 70% of the proteome is glycosylated, determining the structure of these modifications is difficult. My research involves the expression and analysis of glycoproteins to develop a molecular understanding of how glycan heterogeneity and structure affect glycoprotein function. My group utilizes traditional and novel methods in capillary electrophoresis, liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry to characterize glycoproteins. This work will provide insight into the relationship between dysregulation of cellular glycosylation and development and progression of disease states.