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 work at the interface between plant physiology and nanotechnology. Nanomaterials have unique optical, electronic, and chemical properties. We are exploring how nanoparticle properties such as size, surface chemistry, and aspect ratios, shape their interaction with plant organelle and cell structures and determine their fate in living tissues. We aim to develop nanomaterial based research tools to study and engineer plant physiological mechanisms at levels of organization ranging from organelles to tissues and whole plants. Using a plant nanobionics approach, we seek to enable plants with novel or augmented functions.
Jing An starts as a Joint Ph.D. student funded by a China Scholarship Council (CSC) Fellowship.
Dr. Peiguang Hu joins the lab after receiving his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from UC Santa Cruz. Welcome!