Valentina Greco, PhD

Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics

Departments & Organizations

Genetics: Greco Lab

Cell Biology

Rheumatic Diseases Research Core

Status of Women in Medicine Committee (SWIM)

Yale Cancer Center: Signal Transduction

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Stem Cell Center

Office of Cooperative Research


Valentina Greco was born in Palermo, Italy and earned her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Palermo, Italy. She earned her PhD with Suzanne Eaton at the EMBL/MPI-CBG, Germany (1998-2002) and her post-doc with Elaine Fuchs at the Rockefeller University (2003-2009). Dr. Greco is currently the Carolyn Slayman Professor of Genetics. She is also secondary faculty in Cell Biology and Dermatology Departments, and a member of the Yale Stem Cell Center and Yale Cancer Center at the Yale School of Medicine (2009-present).

Education & Training

PhD Heidelberg University (2002)
BS University of Biological Science, Palermo, Italy (1996)
Post-doctoral Associate Rockefeller University

Honors & Recognition

  • Named the Inaugural Holder of the Carolyn Slayman Endowed Professorship (2018)

  • The Inaugural Holder of the Carolyn Slayman Endowed Professorship (2018)

  • Yale Mentoring Award in the Natural Sciences (2018)

  • Class of ‘61 Award by the Yale Cancer Center (2017)

  • HHMI Faculty Scholar Award (2017)

  • Early Career AwardASCB (2016)

  • Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. FoundationEdward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation (2015)

  • Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award Dermatology Foundation (2012)

  • American Skin Association Award American Skin Association (2011)

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