Welcome to the Giraldo Lab!


We are a team of interdisciplinary scientists working at the interface between plant biology and nanotechnology. The lab shares affiliations with Material Science and Engineering, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, Center for Plant Biology, Microbiology, Cell Molecular and Developmental Biology and the NSF Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology.


We are developing and applying 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 the distinct physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of nanoparticles affect their interactions with plant organelles and cellular structures. Using a plant nanobioengineering approach, we seek to turn plants into technology by enabling them with novel or augmented functions.




Juan Pablo will present the lab's research on chloroplast biotechnology at the Chloroplast GRC and PAG conferences in Southern California

January 2019


Multiple congratulations to Honghong for his future position as Professor at Central China Agricultural University, receiving the CEPCEB Postdoctoral Award and being nominated to the 1000 Young Talent program in China!

December 2018


The Giraldo and Landry Lab at UC Berkeley will start a collaborative project funded by USDA-NIFA

October 2018


The Giraldo Lab joins the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology funded by a seed grant from the NSF center for chemical innovation program

October 2018





University of California, Riverside

3401 Watkins Drive, Batchelor Hall 1125 Riverside, California, 92521

Juan Pablo Giraldo

Assistant Professor

Email: juanpablo.giraldo@ucr.edu