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Department of Chemistry

Jacob A. Galan


Assistant Professor (NNTRC)

Undergraduate Work: B.S. in Biology and minor in Chemistry, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX

Master’s Work: M.S. in Chemistry, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX

Doctoral Work:  Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Past Research: Quantitative Biological Mass Spectrometry, Serum Biomarker

Discovery, Phosphoproteomics, MAPK/Hippo pathway Signaling, Cancer Biology.

Current Research:  My long-term academic and research interests involve the development and comprehensive understanding of key signaling pathways and how alterations in enzyme activity, gene expression, protein stability, and localization contribute to human disease using multiple biological and chemical disciplines, such as: venom toxinology molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and cell biology. In addition to biochemical and cell biological approaches, I employ mass spectrometry-based proteomics as a primary tool to simultaneously monitor hundreds to thousands of proteins, their modifications and their interactions with other proteins.

Best Advice Ever Received:  Never take advice and push the limits of your existence.

Hobbies:  Throwing axes, writing poetry, traveling, reading, and tasting craft beer/wine

What Influenced you to study Chemistry:  The first time I saw the analytical power of a mass spectrometer that could discover 1000’s of proteins in a single experiment and when a mouse was injected with 1ng of a neurotoxic venom and died in 5 secs.

Contact Information

National Natural Toxins Research Center

Department of Chemistry
A.L. Kleberg Hall 108B
MSC 161 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-3794
fax: 361-593-3597
email: jacob.galan@tamuk.edu