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Antonio Giraldez, PhD

Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Genetics



Antonio studied Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Cadiz and the University Autonoma of Madrid. During undergraduate, he worked with Gines Morata at the CBM in Madrid. Antonio did his PhD with Stephen Cohen at the EMBL (Heidelberg) (1998-2002) and a post-doc with Alex Schier at the Skirball Institute (NYU) and Harvard (2003-2006). Antonio established his laboratory at Yale in 2007 where he investigates the regulatory codes that shape gene expression during embryonic development. He was Director of Graduate Studies (2012-2016) and was Chair of the Genetics Department (2017-2023).

Education & Training

  • Post.Doc.
    Harvard University, MA. (2006)
  • Post.Doc.
    Skirball. New York University, School of Medicine.N.Y (2006)
  • PhD
    European Molecular Biology Laboratorium (EMBL) (2002)
  • BS
    University Autonoma of Madrid (1998)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
HHMI Faculty ScholarHoward Hughes Medical Institute2016
Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists National FinalistNew York Accademy of Sciences2016
Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical ScienceVilcek Foundation2014
Pew Scholar in Biomedical SciencesPew foundation2008
NYAS Blavatnik Young Investigator Award (Finalist)New York Accademy of Sciences2007
John Kendrew Young investigator AwardEMBL, Heidelberg2007
Lois E. and Franklin H. Top, Jr., Yale Scholar AwardYale University2007

Departments & Organizations