Antonio J. Giraldez PhD

Professor of Genetics; Member of the Yale Cancer Center; Member of the Stem Cell Center; Director of Graduate Studies

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Office of Student ResearchStem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell GeneticsCancer Genetics & GenomicsCenter for RNA Science and Medicine, YaleSmall RNAs in DevelopmentGeneticsGene Regulation and Functional Genomics

Research Interests

Developmental Biology; Non-coding RNAs; Post-transcriptional regulation; microRNAs; Gene regulatory networks; Systems Biology; Zebrafish more...


  • B.S., University Autonoma of Madrid, 1998
  • Ph.D., European Molecular Biology Laboratorium (EMBL), 2002

Selected Publications

  • Lee MT#, Ashley R#. Bonneau AR, Takacs CM, Bazzini AA, DiVito KR, Fleming ES, Giraldez AJ‡. Nanog, SoxB1 and Pou5f1/Oct4 regulate widespread zygotic gene activation during the maternal-to-zygotic transition. Nature, 2013 Sep 22. doi: 10.1038/nature12632
  • Stahlhut C, Suarez Y, Lu J, Mishima Y‡, and Giraldez AJ‡. miR-1/206 regulate angiogenesis by modulating Vegf-A expression. Development, 2012 Dec 1;139(23):4356-64. doi: 10.1242/dev.083774
  • Bazzini AA, Lee MT, Giraldez AJ‡. Ribosome Profiling Shows That miR-430 Reduces Translation Before Causing mRNA Decay in Zebrafish. Science. 13 April 2012: 233-23



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