PhD, Analytical Chemistry, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
BS, Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • National Science Foundation grant, “Supporting Undergraduate STEM Graduation and Career Pathways Through Student and Faculty Learning Communities,” Carlow University Celtic STEM Initiative, 2021
  • Fluorescence derivatization and detection strategies for capillary electrophoresis and HPLC
  • Near-infrared fluorescence labeling and diode-laser induced fluorescent detection 
  • Design of selective stationary phases using molecular imprinting strategies
  • Bioanalytical separation method development 


  • D. Gallaher, et al., “Development of Oxygen Scavenger Additives for Future Jet Fuels. A Role for Electron-Transfer-Initiated-Oxygenation of 1,2,5-Trimethylpyrrole?” Energy & Fuels, 2000
  • Gallaher, D.L., Johnson, M.E., “Nonaqueous Capillary Electrophoresis of Fatty Acids Derivatized with a Near-infrared Fluorophore,” Analytical Chemistry, 2000 
  • Gallaher Jr., D.L., Johnson, M.E., “Development Of Near-Infrared Fluorophoric Labels For The Determination Of Fatty Acids Separated By Capillary Electrophoresis with Diode Laser Induced Fluorescence Detection,” Analyst, 1999
  • Gallaher Jr., D.L., Johnson, M.E., “Characterization of a Rugged, Open-Gap Flow Cell for Confocal Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection in Capillary Electrophoresis,”  Applied Spectroscopy, 1998

Professional Membership

  • American Chemical Society, national and Pittsburgh sections
  • Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh 
  • Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh


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