Antonio J. Giraldez, PhD

Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Genetics; Areas of Developmental Biology, Genetics, Genomics and Computational Biology

Departments & Organizations

Genetics: Giraldez Lab

Center for Biomedical Data Science

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Faculty Research

Gene Regulation and Functional Genomics

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell Genetics

Yale Cancer Center: Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS): DNA Dynamics and Transcriptional Regulation; Neuroscience; RNA Processing and Ribonucleoprotein Machines; Theoretical Biology | Computational Biology and Bioinformatics: Computational Approaches to Functional and Integrative Genomics | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Development; Epigenetics; Genetics and Genomics; Imaging (super-resolution); Quantitative/Systems Biology; RNA Biology


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 is currently Chair of the Genetics Department (2017- ).

Education & Training

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

Honors & Recognition

  • HHMI Faculty ScholarHoward Hughes Medical Institute (2016)

  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists National FinalistNew York Accademy of Sciences (2016)

  • Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical ScienceVilcek Foundation (2014)

  • Pew Scholar in Biomedical SciencesPew foundation (2008)

  • NYAS Blavatnik Young Investigator Award (Finalist)New York Accademy of Sciences (2007)

  • John Kendrew Young investigator Award EMBL, Heidelberg (2007)

  • Lois E. and Franklin H. Top, Jr., Yale Scholar AwardYale University (2007)

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