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Thomas Galligan

Research Interest:
I am interested in studying the cellular and molecular pathways through which environmental contaminants – specifically agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals – impact human and animal health.

Publications, Presentations, Posters & Meetings Attend:
Ontogeny of the Thyroid Gland in the American Alligator (Alligator mississipiensis). Presented at the College of Charleston NSF REU Symposium, August 2012, Charleston, SC. Galligan, T., A. Boggs, and L.J. Guillette, Jr.

Abundance of antibiotic resistance genes in the gut and feces of ionophore-fed lactating cows. Poster presented at the American Dairy Science Association & American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting, July 2012, Phoenix, AZ. Galligan, T., P. Ray, A. Pruden, and K. Knowlton.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Free Antibiotics Versus that of Polymer-Complexed Antibiotics in Treating Intracellular Mycobacterial Infections. Presented at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute NSF REU Symposium, July 2011, Blacksburg, VA. Galligan, T., N. Sriranganathan and G. Kimsawatde.

Honors and Awards:
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN), 2013

Summa Cum Laude – Virginia Tech, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Class of 2013

Honors Scholar – Virginia Tech, University Honors, Class of 2013

Silver Medal for Outstanding Scholastic and Leadership Achievements – American Dairy Science Association, 2012

Research Fellow – College of Charleston NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, 2012

Research Fellow – Virginia Bioinformatics Institute NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, 2011

Thomas Galligan

Thomas Galligan

BS Virginia Polytech Inst., 2013

Year Matriculated: 2013