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

Lina Gallego-Giraldo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Room #A126-A
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203
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
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) Polytechnic University of Valencia - CSIC, Valencia - Spain. Pre-doctoral Researcher in Molecular Biology & Plant Physiology
  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.