Lina Gallego-Giraldo, Ph.D. | Department of Biological Sciences

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Lina Gallego-Giraldo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Office: 
Room #A126-A
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203
940-369-7235
Lina.Gallego@unt.edu
Education: 
Ph.D. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. 2008
Master Biotechnology emphasis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, 2005
Training Gibberellins and auxin analysis by GC/MS Umea Plant Science Centre. Umea, Sweden. Apr-Jun/2004 & Apr-Jul/2007
B.Sc. Agronomy. National University of Colombia, Bogotá. Colombia. 2001
Research: 
Jun/2013 - Present Postdoctoral Research, Plant Biology Division, University of North Texas
Jun/2008 - May/2013 The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Plant Biology Division, Postdoctoral Research
2004-2008 Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Institute (IBMCP) www.ibmcp.upv.es Polytechnic University of Valencia - CSIC, Valencia - Spain. Pre-doctoral Researcher in Molecular Biology & Plant Physiology
Publications: 
  1. Pattathil, S., Saffold, T., Gallego-Giraldo, L., O'Neill, M., York, W. S., Dixon, R. A. and Hahn, M. G. (2012). Changes in cell wall carbohydrate extractability are correlated with reduced recalcitrance of HCT down-regulated alfalfa biomass. Industrial Biotechnology, 8 (4), 217-221.
  2. Gallego-Giraldo L, Escamilla-Trevino L, Jackson LA, and Dixon RA. (2011). Salicylic acid mediates the reduced growth of lignin down-regulated plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108(51):20814-9.
  3. Lee Y, Chen F, Gallego-Giraldo L, Dixon RA and Voit EO. (2011). Integrative analysis of transgenic alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) suggests new metabolic control mechanisms for monolignol biosynthesis. PLoS Comput Biol. (5):e1002047.
  4. Gallego-Giraldo L, Jikumaru Y, Kamiya Y, Tang Y and Dixon RA. (2011). Selective lignin down-regulation leads to constitutive defense response expression in alfalfa (Medicago sative L.). New Phytol. 190(3):627-39.
  5. Naoumkina MA, Zhao Q, Gallego-Giraldo L, Dai X, Zhao PX and Dixon RA. (2010). Genome-wide analysis of phenylpropanoid defence pathways. Mol Plant Pathol 11(6):829-46. Review
  6. Zhao Q, Gallego-Giraldo L, Wang H, Zeng Y, Ding SY, Chen F and Dixon RA. (2010). An NAC transcription factor orchestrates multiple features of cell wall development in Medicago truncatula. Plant J. 63(1):100-14.
  7. Serrani JC, Carrera E, Ruiz-Rivero O, Gallego-Giraldo L, Peres LE and García-Martínez JL. (2010). Inhibition of auxin transport from the ovary or from the apical shoot induces parthenocarpic fruit-set in tomato mediated by gibberellins. Plant Physiol. 53(2):851-62.
  8. Gallego-Giraldo L, Ubeda-Tomás S, Gisbert C, García-Martínez JL, Moritz T and López-Díaz I. (2008). Gibberellin homeostasis in tobacco is regulated by gibberellin metabolism genes with different gibberellin sensitivity. Plant Cell Physiol. 49(5):679-90.
  9. Gallego-Giraldo L, García-Martínez JL, Moritz T and López-Díaz I. (2007). Flowering in tobacco needs gibberellins but is not promoted by the levels of active GA1 and GA4 in the apical shoot. Plant Cell Physiol. 48(4): 615-625.
  10. Gallego-Giraldo L, Fernandez-Trujillo, J.P and Hernandez, M.S. (2003). Colour development of arazá fruit as related to modified atmosphere packaging. Acta Horticulturae 628: 343-350.

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