Welcome Marina to the Giraldo lab and congratulations for receiving the NSF Plants 3D fellowship! You are off to a great start of your PhD.
Juan Pablo and Suji presented their work in person for first time in two years at ACS Spring 2022, SIVB, and Gordon Research conference of Bioanalytical Sensing
Our discoveries on molecular mechanisms of interactions between chloroplast model and native lipid membranes and nanoparticles is out in ES Nano. Congrats Suji and Kyoungtea!
The Giraldo lab had fifteen minutes of worldwide fame in fall 2022 when our research was highlighted in BBC news radio, CBS TV news, multiple newspapers around the world, and the National Nanotechnology Initiative podcast!
Giraldo lab is awarded multiple grants from NSF, DOE and BASF to explore nanotechnology approaches for turning plants into biomanufacturing devices, targeted delivery of nutrients and active ingredients in plants, and enhancing algae bioreactor performance.
Juan Pablo will be promoted to Associate Professor at UCR!
Israel Santana is awarded a Genentech postdoctoral fellowship! So well deserved. We are excited for Israel and his career as a scientist ahead.
Giraldo Lab receives UCR Office of Technology Partnership Award to translate our targeted delivery nanotechnologies to agrochemical applications in collaboration with industry partners.
Dr. Honghong Wu, who is now Professor at Huazhong Agricultural University, is selected as 1000 Young Talent Fellow by the Chinese Scholarship Council. Congrats Honghong!
ACS Nano published our systematic and comprehensive study of nanoparticle-leaf interactions. Peiguang Hu and Jing An elucidated and modeled how nanoparticle size and charge influence delivery efficiency into leaf cells and organelles. Congrats Peiguang and Jing!
Excited to continue our collaborative work on nanoparticle-plant interactions with the NSF Center of Sustainable Nanotechnology! Check out the UCR press release.
Congratulations to Jing An for the upcoming publication of her work in Environmental Science Nano! Jing's paper contributes to our understanding of unifying molecular mechanisms of nanoparticle-seed priming enhancement of plant salinity tolerance.
Targeted nanoparticles with chemical cargoes in plants enabled by biorecognition motifs. Check out Israel, Honghong and Peiguang's work published in Nature Communications
Our collaborative work with the Kruss Lab on near infrared fluorescent nanosensors for monitoring plant health and ultra-bright nanosheets for biological imaging is published in Nano Letters and Nature Communications
Juan Pablo had a great visit at UC Davis hosted by the Plant Biology graduate student program
Congratulations to Greg Newkirk for passing his qualifying exam and becoming a PhD candidate!
Juan Pablo will give two invited talks at the Sustainable Nanotechnology conference (SNO)
Our review article on smart plant nanosensors is published in Nature Nanotechnology along with other key reviews and perspectives by collaborators in the field of nano-enabled agriculture. An exciting issue and a must read!
Juan Pablo will present this summer our research on plant nanobiotechnology at the Environmental Nanotechnology GRC and the International Congress on Photobiology
We have new openings for a postdoctoral researcher and Ph.D. students interested to work at the interface between nanotechnology and plant biology. Research will be performed collaboratively between the Giraldo Lab and the Lowry Lab at Carnegie Mellon University or in collaboration with the Center of Sustainable Nanotechnology. Follow this link for more info.
Israel Santana receives the Outstanding Teaching Award for his consistently superior teaching performance. Congrats! Very well deserved!
The Giraldo and Lowry Lab at Carnegie Mellon University will start a collaborative project on plant-nanoparticle interactions with the support of a NSF CBET award
Huge congratulations to Greg Newkirk! He was awarded both a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) graduate fellowship! This is amazing news!
Peiguang and Juan Pablo to present our research on chloroplasts nanobiotechnology and plant-nanoparticle interactions at the ACS Spring meeting in Orlando, FL.
Juan Pablo will present the lab's research on chloroplast biotechnology at the Chloroplast GRC and PAG conferences in Southern California
Multiple congratulations to Honghong for his future position as Professor at Central China Agricultural University, receiving the CEPCEB Postdoctoral Award and being nominated to the 1000 Young Talent program in China!
The Giraldo and Landry Lab at UC Berkeley will start a collaborative project funded by USDA-NIFA
The Giraldo Lab joins the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology funded by a seed grant from the NSF center for chemical innovation program
Juan Pablo becomes a Faculty member of the UCR Material Science and Engineering program
Juan Pablo presented the lab research at an invited virtual seminar to the University of Wisconsin - Madison Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology
Juan Pablo will contribute as invited speaker to the Exposure to Nanomaterials in Agroecosystems session at QEEN II: 2nd Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials from Manufactured Products Workshop
Nature Nanotechnology highlights our research on nanomaterials that associate with chloroplasts for oxidative stress protection and enhanced energy capture
Our work demonstrating standoff detection of glucose by quantum dots in photosynthetic organisms is in press in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Congrats Jinming and Honghong!
Our study on mechanisms of nanoceria improvement of plant salinity tolerance is published as top 10% paper in Environmental Science Nano. Congrats Honghong!
Greg, Israel, and Honghong present their work at the CEPCEB symposium. Congrats on winning #1 and#2 poster awards!
Juan Pablo to give a keynote on Applications and Implications of Nanomaterials for Agriculture at ICEENN/CEINT 2018
Juan Pablo will give an invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Nano-Enabled Technologies to Improve Efficiency, Quality, and Health in Food and Agriculture
We thank the support of NSF for funding our work about understanding plant subcellular ROS signaling using a nanobiotechnology approach
Congrats Honghong for being selected to speak at ASPB Western!
Our most recent work is in press at ACS Nano and Current Protocols of Chemical Biology! Congrats to everyone, specially to lead authors Dr. Honghong Wu and Israel Santana.
Jing An starts as a Joint Ph.D. student funded by a China Scholarship Council (CSC) Fellowship. Welcome Jing!
Dr. Peiguang Hu joins the lab. Welcome!
Peiguang comes from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) where he received a Ph.D. in Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Shaowei Chen
Israel was awarded a GAANN Fellowship
The lab participated in the UCR Plant Discovery Day outreach event
Israel and Honghong led a station about Plant Nanobiotechnology
The lab enjoyed a nice day at the beach in Crystal cove
We discovered a hidden talent for beach volleyball!
Israel Santana joins the lab as a Ph.D student. Welcome Israel!
Honghong was selected to present his research on plant nanobionics at the UCR Center for Plant Biology symposium.
December 1st, 2016
Spinach plants engineered with nanotechnology can now detect explosives
Check out our recent Nature Materials paper on plant nanobionics!
October 31st, 2016
Honghong was selected to present his research on plant nanobionics at the UCR Postdoctoral Symposium. Congrats!
September 22, 2016
Dr. Jinming Li joins the Lab. Welcome Jinming!
He will develop optical nanosensors, and nanoparticles for targeted and controlled release of biomolecules in plants.
August 1st, 2016
The Giraldo, Xue, and Yin Labs start a collaboration to develop nanosensors for plant sugars funded by a UCR collaborative seed grant
July 1st, 2016
Juan Pablo will present the Lab's work on plant nanobiotechnology and nanobionics at the Frontiers Seminar of Los Alamos National Laboratory
June 27th, 2016
Juan Pablo joins the Department of Chemistry at UCR as a Cooperative Faculty Member
May 18th, 2016
Juan Pablo will present his work on plant nanobiotechnology in an invited seminar at the Ecology and Evolutionary Department of UCLA
January 27th, 2016
Juan Pablo will talk about his research at the UCR Center of Plant Biology symposium
December 1st, 2015
Dr. Honghong Wu joins the lab as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome Hong!
December 1st, 2015
Juan Pablo to give an invited talk on plant nanobionics at the International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology in Iguazu Falls, Brazil
April 14th, 2015
Plant nanobionics: one of the ten amazing tech innovations of 2014
According to the International Business Times
March 10th, 2015
Lab will open at UC Riverside in July 2015! Stay tuned
January 16th, 2015
Plant nanobionics is featured in the news media
March 23rd, 2014