Oral Histories

Interview of Jorge Galán

Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences: Jorge Galán
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Meldrum, Marcia L.
Galán, Jorge
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series, sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, document the research of "outstanding scientists from quality institutions" chosen by the Pew Scholars Program to receive four-year stipends.
Childhood in Argentina; begins veterinary training at the University of La Plata, Argentina; research on infectious diseases prompts Galán to pursue further study abroad; performs research on neonatal immunological response to Streptococcus equi in the John F. Timoney lab; investigates Salmonella pathogenesis in the Roy Curtiss III lab; the discovery of the Type III protein secretion system; brings cell biology techniques to the study of cells' responses to Salmonella; cross-talk cellular responses to Salmonella invasion; ways evolution has shaped Salmonella and host; science funding; practical applications of Salmonella research.