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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Faculty | Sylvia B. Galloway, Ph.D.

Sylvia B. Galloway, Ph.D.

Research Interest:
Molecular biology/biochemistry of marine animals with particular reference to coral health/disease and to forensics issues. Currently I am studying molecular indicators of coral disease in relationship to environmental and anthropogenic stressors utilizing a genomic/proteomic approach. Past areas of research have included: (1) the measurement of environmental contaminants in marine mammal and sea turtle tissues, with special emphasis on the relationship of environmental contaminants to disease and death in these species; (2) the study of the metabolism of contaminant metals with special emphasis on the interaction of Se and CH3Hg; (3) the use of species identification techniques (including PAG-IEF, marine fatty acid analysis, DNA sequencing and RFLP) for the forensic identification of unknowns in law enforcement cases related to managed or protected marine species; (4) marine biotoxin assessment as related to human consumers of marine fishery products; particular emphasis on program management at the national level.

Selected Publications:

1.  Woodley CM, AW Bruckner, SB Galloway, SM McLaughlin, CA Downs, JE Fauth, EB Shotts, KL Lidie. 2003. Coral Disease and Health: A National Research Plan. Silver Spring, MD. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 72pp.

2.  Colbert AA, GI Scott, MH Fulton, EF Wirth, JW Daugomah, PB Key, ED Strozier and SB Galloway. 1999. Investigation of unusual mortalities of bottlenose dolphins along the mid-Texas coastal bay ecosystem during 1992. NOAA Tech. Report 147.

3.  Sears CJ, BW Bowen, RW Chapman, SB Galloway, SR Hopkins-Murphy, CM Woodley. 1995. Demographic Composition of the Juvenile Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Feeding Population Off Charleston, South Carolina: Evidence from Mitochondrial DNA Markers. Marine Biology, 123:869-874.

4.  Anderson DM, SB Galloway, JD Joseph. 1993. Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algae: A National Plan. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report, WHOI-93-02.

5.  Fair PH, JE Balthrop, S Braddon-Galloway. 1987. The Toxicity, Distribution, and Elimination of Thiol Complexes of Methylmercury after Intracerebral Injection. Neurotoxicology, 8: 281-290.

Sylvia B. Galloway, Ph.D.

Sylvia B. Galloway, Ph.D.
National Ocean Service
Visiting Research Scientist to the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
MUSC, Charleston, SC

Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina

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