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Christian M. Gallardo, PhD, MBS

Senior Staff Scientist

Research Interests: Viral Genomics, Assay and Method Development, Molecular Biology, Molecular Diagnostics, Bioinformatics


Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Education: PhD in Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA. MBS in Pharmaceutical Discovery/Development and In Vitro Diagnostics, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA. BA in Molecular Biology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA


  • UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (2024-2026), New Investigator Award, Gallardo (PI): Discovery of Isoform-specific HIV-1 vRNA structured motifs via single molecule long-read sequencing
  • Washington Research Foundation (2023-2024), Phase 1 Technology Commercialization Grant, Gallardo (PI): Improving and simplifying high throughput RNA sequencing with CASPR, a novel reagent class
  • Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation Fellowship Award (2018)
  • Presidential Scholarship, Keck Graduate Institute (2012-2013)
  • Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Research Program (2009)
  • Pomona College Summer Undergraduate Research Program (2008)
  • Jack Steller Fellow for Curriculum Enhancement (2007)
  • Vogelstein-Nussenbaum Scholarship, Pomona College (2006-2010)

Interests Outside Lab: Photography, Music, Entrepreneurship, recently interested in Running and Hiking around the PNW