Leslie at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Washington DC, December 2015

Leslie D Galloway

Statistician; Environmental and Bio Informatics; Environmental Risk Assessment

Leslie Galloway has been with the University of Tennessee since 1991, as a student, instructor, and tutor.  Upon graduation in 1993 with an MS in Statistics, she joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as a researcher in the Health, Science, and Research Division.  What began as high-throughput risk assessments and data-mining/analysis, evolved quickly into database storage, website tools, and internet-based collaborations.  With ORNL's computational infrastructure and capabilities, the Risk Assessment Information System was born and has been serving the risk assessment community consistently since 1996.  Leslie is the webmaster, designer and lead software engineer for the system and its associated tools. 

Leslie was also assigned to work with the Systems Genetics group (Mouse House) in 1998 until it's project finish in 2009.  Many publications and discoveries were made with this longest-running mammalian genetics program.  The system used to manage the husbandry, phenotypes, and genotypes was the subject of an article in BMC Bioinformatics, February 2004 - MuTrack: A genome analysis system for large-scale mutagenesis in the mouse.  The mammalian genetics database is still maintained and used for gene-family discoveries.

Current collaborations include the Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI), descended from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Bioenergy Science Center (BESC), which successfully innovated several non-food plants and trees into fuels.  The genetic and bio-engineering research within CBI is leading the effort into renewable fuels.