12. Robb BC, Olsoy PJ, Mitchell JJ, Caughlin TT, Delparte DM, Galla SJ, Fremgen-Tarantino MR, Nobler JD, Rachlow JL, Shipley LA, Sorensen Forbey J (Accepted) Near-infrared spectroscopy aids ecological restoration by classifying variation of taxonomy and phenology of a native shrub. Restoration Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/rec.13584
11. Melton A, Beck J, Galla SJ, Jenkins J, Handley L, Kim M, Grimwood J, Schmutz J, Richardson B, Serpe M, Novak S, Buerki, S (Accepted) Reversing the genome-to-phenome research pipeline: a draft genome provides hypotheses on drought tolerance in a keystone plant species in western North America threatened by climate change. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8245
10. Rohn T, Beck J, Galla SJ, Isho NF, Pollock TB, Suresh T, Kulkarni A, Sanghal T, Hayden EJ (Accepted) Fragmentation of Apolipoprotein E4 is Required for Differential Expression of Inflammation and Activation Related Genes in Microglia Cells. International Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders, 4(1):1-9.
9. Galla SJ, Brown L, Couch-Lewis Y, Cubrinovska I, Eason D, Gooley RM, Hamilton JA, Heath JA, Hauser SS, Latch EK, Matocq MD, Richardson A, Wold JR, Hogg CJ, Santure AW, Steeves TE (In Press). The relevance of pedigrees in the conservation genomics era. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16192
8. Wold JR, Galla SJ, Eccles D, Hogg CJ, Koepfli KP, Le Lec M, Guhlin J, Roberts J, Price K, Steeves TE (In Press) Expanding the conservation genomics toolbox: incorporating structural variants to enhance functional studies for species of conservation concern. Invited Submission to the Molecular Ecology Special Issue on Whole Genome Sequencing. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16141
7. Wojahn JMA, Galla SJ, Melton AE, Buerki S (2021). G2PMineR: A genome to phenome literature review approach. Genes, 12(2): 293.
6. Overbeek AL and Galla SJ (co-first author), Brown L, Thyne C, Maloney RF, Steeves TE (In Press) Pedigree validation using genetic markers in an intensively-managed taonga species, the critically endangered kakī (Himantopus novaezelandiae). Notornis Special Issue on Wading Birds.
5. Galla SJ, Moraga R, Brown L, Cleland S, Hoeppner MP, Maloney RF, Richardson A, Slater L, Santure AW, Steeves TE (2020) A comparison of pedigree, genetic, and genomic estimates of relatedness for informing pairing decisions in two critically endangered birds: Implications for conservation breeding programmes worldwide. Evolutionary Applications, 13(5), 991-1008.
4. Galla SJ, Forsdick NJ, Brown L, Hoeppner MP, Knapp M, Maloney RF, Moraga R, Santure AW, Steeves TE (2019) Reference genomes from distantly related species can be used for discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms to inform conservation management. Genes, 10 (1), DOI: 10.3390.
3. Galla SJ, Buckley TR, Elshire R, Hale ML, Knapp M, McCallum J, Moraga R, Santure AW, Wilcox P, Steeves TE (2016) Building strong relationships between conservation genetics and primary industry leads to mutually beneficial genomic advances. Molecular Ecology, 25, 5267-5281.
2. Galla SJ, Johnson JA (2015) Influence of differential introgression and effective size of marker type on phylogenetic inference of a recently divergent group of polygynous grouse. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 84: 1-13.
1. Galla SJ, Viers BL, Gradie PE, Saar DE (2009) Morus murrayana (Moraceae): a new mulberry from eastern North America. Phytologia, 91(1): 105-116.
Meet our team
Dr. Stephanie Galla
Assistant Professor in Avian Biology, Boise State University
I am interested in interdisciplinary conservation efforts for species in decline, and in particular, how genomic technologies can inform management decisions. Using DNA, our team explores whether birds (including grouse and raptors) have the adaptive capacity to be resilient in a changing world. As the PI of the Conservation Genetics Lab at Boise State University, I am excited to build an inclusive research environment where early career researchers have the structure and support they need to achieve their research goals.
Research Manager, Conservation Genetics Lab, Boise State University
Having a background in both field and lab research, I am intrigued by the interdisciplinary nature of conservation biology, including how molecular techniques and resulting data can aid in the understanding and management of vulnerable species. Currently, I contribute to ongoing collaborative research into the genetic diversity of Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota) populations, a species considered functionally extinct in the wild, with hope to aid in successful reintroduction efforts. Outside of the lab, I have enjoyed conducting Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) surveys in the Appalachia, Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) surveys in Arizona and New Mexico, and survival studies of elk (Cervus canadensis) and mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in Colorado.
HERC Research Fellow, Boise State University
I am an undergraduate senior graduating with a degree in Biology with an Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) emphasis (December 2022). As such, I have a notable passion for wildlife conservation, and ecosystem management. I have a deep-seated interest in the ecocentric-based approach to biology. All parts of the system are inextricably interconnected in a complex way; all parts of the whole must be considered, including aspects not seen. Currently, I am working as a HERC fellow (Higher Education Research Council) to perfect DNA extraction techniques to successfully extract verifiable DNA from Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse fecal pellets in hopes of understanding overall diet and existent microbial communities within these birds. My primary research and career goal is to inform the management of threatened and endangered species.