Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


Juan Pablo GiraldoJuan Pablo Giraldo

Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology

Mailing Address:

Botany & Plant Sciences
Batchelor Hall /1125
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-3583
Fax: (951) 827-4437
Email: juanpablo.giraldo@ucr.edu

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PhD Biology 2011 Harvard University
BS Biology 2002 Universidad de Los Andes
BS Physics 2001 Universidad de Los Andes

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Plant Cell Biology

Areas Of Expertise:

Plant Physiology with a Nanobiotechnology Approach: Photosynthesis, Vascular Transport, Nanosensors, Nanobionics

Awards / Honors:

2011  National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology
2010  Harvard Sustainability Science Program Fellowship
2008  Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship 
2006  Outstanding Paper in Landscape Ecology by Laurance et al., PNAS, 2006. The International Association of Landscape Ecologists

Research Summary:

The Giraldo Lab works at the interface between plant physiology and nanotechnology. Nanoparticles have unique optical, electronic, and chemical properties. The interactions of nanoparticles with plants and their impact on plant function is not well understood. We aim to develop research tools with nanoparticles to study and engineer plant physiological mechanisms at levels of organization ranging from organelles to tissues and whole plants. Using a plant nanobionic approach we also seek to enable plants with novel or augmented functions. Research projects in the Giraldo lab are focusing on: understanding the impact of nanoparticles on plant photosynthesis and abiotic stress; developing nanosensors for monitoring plant signaling molecules in vivo; targeted delivery and controlled release of biomolecules in plants by nanoparticles.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director