Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Leontine Galante

Meet Dr. Leontine Galante

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology (Princeton University)
  • M.A., Molecular Biology (Princeton University)
  • B.S., Biology (Fairfield University)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Leontine Galante received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University in 2007 and has since done three years of post-doctoral research in the areas of tumor metastasis and angiogenesis in a mouse model system. She then left the research lab to pursue her greater interest in teaching and advising students. For three years, Galante taught biotechnology students at Portland Community College. During this time, she also advised students in pre-professional tracks and developed curriculum for the cell biology laboratory. She then spent one year at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she taught biology majors and served as an advisor for these students.

  • Briggs, N, Cawley, K, Brown-Istvan, L, Fergusson-Kolmes, L, Neps, S, Schraerer, B, Galante, LL "Cell biology for the life sciences lab manual" (2014), Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus Press.
  • Williams CM, Sloan RD, Engler, AJ, Galante LL, and Schwarzbauer, JE "Fibronectin modulates mammary epithelial cell proliferation during acinar differentiation" Cancer Res. 2008 May 1; 68 (9) 3185-3192.
  • Galante LL and Schwarzbauer JE "Requirements for sulfate transport and the diastrophic dysplasia sulfate transporter in fibronectin matrix assembly" J. Cell Biol. 2007 Dec 3; 179 (5) 999-1009.