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Valentina Greco, PhD

Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics

Contact Information

Valentina Greco, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale University

    333 Cedar Street, SHM I Wing 336B

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States



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

  • Post-doctoral Associate
    Rockefeller University (2009)
  • PhD
    Heidelberg University (2002)
  • BS
    University of Biological Science, Palermo, Italy (1996)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Named the Inaugural Holder of the Carolyn Slayman Endowed Professorship2018
The Inaugural Holder of the Carolyn Slayman Endowed Professorship2018
Yale Mentoring Award in the Natural Sciences2018
Class of ‘61 Award by the Yale Cancer Center2017
HHMI Faculty Scholar Award2017
Early Career AwardASCB2016
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. FoundationEdward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation2015
Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award Dermatology Foundation2012
American Skin Association Award American Skin Association2011

Departments & Organizations