Who We Are » Françoise A. Gala, Ph.D.

Dr. Françoise A. Gala earned her B.S. in Chemistry at New York University and her Ph.D. in Molecular Immunology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her graduate work involved the study of protein structure and function, specifically in the area of antibody constant and variable region glycosylation. In the period of time between finishing her undergraduate degree and beginning her graduate studies, she worked as a technician in laboratories at both Alpha Therapeutics and Chiron. Upon graduating from UCLA, she came to work at National Genetics Institute as a Research Scientist in the R&D Department.

V region carbohydrate and antibody expression. Gala FA and Morrison SL. J Immunol 1: 172(9): 5489-94, May 2004.

Cleavage of the human immunoglobulin A1 (IgA1) hinge region by IgA1 proteases requires structures in the Fc region of IgA. Chintalacharuvu KR, Chuang PD, Dragoman, A, Fernandez CZ, Oiu J, Plaut AG, Trinh KR, Gala FA and Morrison SL. Infect Immun 71(5): 2563-70, May 2003.

The role of constant region carbohydrate in the assembly and secretion of human IgD and IgA1. Gala FA and Morrison SL. J Biol Chem. 9; 277(32): 29005-11, Aug 2002.

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