The Giraldo Lab
University of California, Riverside
Infiltrati0n of leaves with nanoparticles through the stomata
Nanobionic leaf (green) infiltrated with carbon nanotubes (orange) has higher electron transport rates
Nanobionic plant with carbon nanotubes can act as a photonic chemical sensor of metabolites and pollutants
Welcome to the Giraldo Lab!
Plant physiology and nanobiotechnology
We aim to develop nanomaterial based tools to study and engineer plant physiological mechanisms at levels of organization ranging from organelles to tissues and whole plants. We are discovering how nanoparticle physical and chemical properties affect their interaction with plant organelles and cellular structures. Using a plant nanobionics approach, we seek to enable plants with novel or augmented functions.
Our most recent work is in press at ACS Nano and Current Protocols of Chemical Biology! Congrats to everyone and lead authors Dr. Honghong Wu and Israel Santana.
Jing An starts as a Joint Ph.D. student funded by a China Scholarship Council (CSC) Fellowship.