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Laura Galloway

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
485 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
NRT-ROL: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Phenotype: EXPANDing Training in Research and Careers
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2025
AS-BIOL Collaborative Research: Does Genetic Load Drive Mating System Evolution? Testing in an Explicit Historical Context
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 01, 2015 – December 31, 2018
AS-BIOL Investigating the Mechanistic Basis and Adaptive Significance of the Coordination of Plant Growth
Source: University of California, Davis
January 01, 2013 – December 31, 2016
Evaluating the contribution of maternal effects to population differentiation
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
July 01, 2010 – June 30, 2015
AS-BIOL DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Within species reproductive isolation: does chloroplast inheritance mediate cytonuclear incompatibility?
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
June 01, 2012 – May 31, 2014
BIOL 3010: Genetics and Molecular Biology
Credits: 3
What makes humans different from fruit flies? Why does your brain have neurons and not liver cells? This course is all about the answer to these questions: It's the genes! This course covers the chemical make-up of genes, how they're passed on through generations, how they're expressed and how that expression is regulated, how disruption in the structure and expression of genes arise and how those disruptions lead to cellular defects and disease. Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2100 or BME 2104 and either CHEM 1410 or CHEM 1810 or CHEM 1610. BIOL 3010 is not repeatable.
BIOL 4810: Distinguished Major Seminar in Biological Research I
Credits: 2
Two-hour, weekly discussion of recent advances in biology; attend biology seminars, interact with seminar speakers, explore the philosophy and practice of science, and learn skills in oral and written research presentation. Prerequisite: Fourth-year DMP in Biology.
BIOL 4820: Distinguished Major Seminar in Biological Research II
Credits: 2
Two-hour, weekly discussion of recent advances in biology; attend biology seminars, interact with seminar speakers, explore the philosophy and practice of science, and learn skills in oral and written research presentation. Prerequisite: Fourth-year DMP in Biology.
BIOL 4920: Independent Research in Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 4930: Distinguished Major Thesis Research
Credits: 2
This course is the final semester of Independent Research for participants of the Biology Distinguished Majors Program. During this semester, students will complete their laboratory investigations, ultimately presenting the sum of their work in a written thesis. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 8083: Advanced Ecology and Evolution 3
Credits: 4
This course introduces grad students to a breadth and depth of concepts and theories in modern ecology and evolutionary biology. The couse is co-taught by two BIOL faculty each fall, with different faculty rotating into the course in alternate years, providing expertise in molecular population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, integrative biology, speciation, microevolution, life-history evolution, and mating systems.
BIOL 8250: Professional Skills for the Life Sciences II
Credits: 2
Introduces professional skills to first-year graduate students in the life sciences. This includes personal skills such as time management, ethics training and professional identity. Skills for communicating in science include oral presentations to a variety of audiences. Emphasis will be placed on developing a scientific community that recognizes and values diversity.
BIOL 8270: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Graduate Students
Credits: 2
Weekly discussion to acclimate new graduate students to rigors of academic research in the Department of Biology. There will be an emphasis on time management, scientific writing, presentations, and work-life balance. A rotation of Biology faculty, students, and staff will contribute to the weekly discussion.
BIOL 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.