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Newkirk M, De Allende P, Jinkerson R, and Giraldo JP@. Nanotechnology approaches for chloroplast biotechnology advancements. Frontiers in Biotechnology (in review)


Zhang Y, Fu L, Li S, Yan J, Sun M,  Giraldo JP, Matyjaszewski K, Tilton RD, and Lowry GV@. Star Polymer Size, Charge Content, and Hydrophobicity Affect their Leaf Uptake and Translocation in Plants. Environmental Science and Technology (in review)



Zhou H, Wu H, Zhang F, Su Y, Guan W, Xie Y, Giraldo JP@, Shen WB@. Cerium oxide nanoparticles enhance rice salt tolerance and yield via modulating nitrate reductase activity to improve nitric oxide production. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (in review)


Santana I, Hu P, Jeon S, Castillo C, Tu H, and Giraldo JP@. 2021. Peptide Mediated Targeting of Nanoparticles with Chemical Cargoes to Chloroplasts in Arabidopsis Plants. Bioprotocols (in press)





Wu H*, NiBler R*, Morris V, Herrmann N, Hu P, Jeon SJ, Kruss S@, Giraldo JP@. 2020. Monitoring plant health with near infrared fluorescent H2O2 nanosensors. Nano Letters


Selvaggio G, Preiss H, Chizhik A, NiBler R, Mann F, Lv Z, Oswald T, Spreinat A, Erpenbeck L, Grosshans J, Giraldo JP, Kruss S@. 2020. Exfoliated near infrared fluorescent nanosheets with ultra-high photostability and brightness for biological imaging. Nature Communications


Santana I, Wu H, Hu P, Giraldo JP@. 2020. Targeted delivery of nanomaterials with chemical cargoes in plants enabled by a biorecognition motif. Nature Communications


An J, Hu P, Li F, Wu H, Shen Y, White J, Tian X, Li Z , Giraldo JP@. 2020. Molecular mechanisms of plant salinity stress tolerance improvement  by seed priming with cerium oxide nanoparticles. Environmental Science Nano


Hu P, An J, Faulkner MM, Wu H, Li Z, Tian X, Giraldo JP@. 2020. Nanoparticle charge and size control delivery efficiency to plant cells and organelles. ACS Nano


Hofmann T@, Lowry GV@, Ghoshal S, Tufenkji N, Brambilla D, Dutcher JR, Gilbertson L, Giraldo JP, Kinsella JM, Landry MP, Lovell W, Naccache R, Paret ML, Pedersen JA, Unrine JM, White JC, Wilkinson KJ. 2020. Technology readiness and overcoming barriers to sustainably implement nanotechnology-enabled plant agriculture. Nature Food




Giraldo JP@, Wu H, Newkirk GM, Kruss S. 2019. Nanobiotechnology approaches for engineering smart plant sensors. Nature Nanotechnology (14): 541-553.


Wang JW, Grandio EG, Newkirk GM, Demirer GS, Butrus S, Giraldo JP@, and Landry M@. 2019. Nanoparticle-mediated genetic engineering of plants. Molecular Plant (12): 1037-1040


Spielman-Sun E, Avellan A, Bland G, Tappero R, Acerbo A, Unrine J, Giraldo JP, Lowry G@.  2019. Engineering nanoparticle surface charge influences uptake, translocation, and leaf distribution in vascular plants with contrasting anatomy. Environmental Science Nano (6): 2508-2519




Wu H, Shabala S, Shabala L, Giraldo JP@. 2018. Hydroxyl radical scavenging by cerium oxide nanoparticles enhances leaf mesophyll K+ retention improving Arabidopsis salinity tolerance. Environmental Science: Nano (5): 1567-1583


     Selected as one of the top 10% of papers published in Environmental Science: Nano


Newkirk G*, Wu H*, Santana I, Giraldo JP@. 2018. Catalytic plant ROS scavenging in vivo by anionic sub-10 nm cerium oxide nanoparticles. JOVE (138), e58373, doi:10.3791/58373


Li JM*, Wu H*, Santana I, Falghren M, Giraldo JP@. 2018. Standoff optical glucose sensing in photosynthetic organisms by quantum dot fluorescent probe. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 10 (34): 28279-28289


Wu H, Zhang X, Giraldo JP, Shabala S. 2018. It is not all about sodium: revealing tissue specificity and signalling roles of potassium in plant responses to salt stress. Plant and Soil 431 (1-2): 1-17


Kwak SY, Giraldo JP, Lew TTS, Wong MH, Liu P, Jung Y, Koman VB, McGee MK, Olsen BD, Strano MS. 2018. Polymethacrylamide and carbon composites that grow, strengthen and self-repair using ambient carbon dioxide fixation. Advanced Materials 30: 1804037


Djanaguiraman M, Nair R, Giraldo JP, Prasad PVV. 2018. Cerium oxide nanoparticles decrease drought induced oxidative damage in sorghum leading to higher photosynthesis and grain yield. ACS Omega 3 (10): 14406-14416




Kwak SY, Giraldo JP, Wong MH, Koman V, Lew TT, Ell J, Weidman M, Sinclair R, Landry M, Tisdale W, Strano MS. A Nanobionic Light Emitting Plant. Nano Letters 17 (12): 7951-7961


Wu H, Tito N, Giraldo JP@. 2017. Anionic cerium oxide nanoparticles protect plant photosynthesis from abiotic stress by scavenging reactive oxygen species. ACS Nano 11 (11): 11283-11297


Highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology News. 2018.  J. White and J. Gardea-Torresdey (13), 627-629


Koman VB, Lew TTS, Wong MH, Kwak SY, Giraldo JP, Strano MS. 2017. Persistent Drought Monitoring Using a Microfluidic-Printed Electro-Mechanical Sensor of Stomata in planta. Lab on a Chip (17): 4015-4024


Wu H*, Santana I*, Dansie J, Giraldo JP@. 2017. In vivo Delivery of Nanoparticles into Plant Leaves. Current Protocols in Chemical Biology (9): 269-284




Wong MH*, Giraldo JP*, Kwak SY, Sinclair R, Koman V, Strano MS. 2016. Nitroaromatic Detection and Infrared Communication in Wild-Type Plants using Plant Nanobionics. Nature Materials (16): 264-274


Highlighted in Nature News. 2016. (539), 8


Wong MH, Misra R, Giraldo JP, Kwak SY, Son YW, Landry MP, Swan JW, Blankschtein D, Strano MS. 2016. Lipid Exchange Envelope Penetration (LEEP) of Nanoparticles for Plant Engineering: a Universal Localization Mechanism. Nano Letters (16): 1161-1172




Giraldo JP*, Landry MP*, Kwak SY, Jain RM, Wong MH, Ben-Naim M, Strano MS. 2015. A ratiometric sensor from single chirality carbon nanotubes: Application to in vivo monitoring. Small (11): 3973-3984


Strano MS and Giraldo JP. 2015. Plant nanobionics: Turning plants into technology. Physics World.




Giraldo JP, Landry MP, Faltermeier SM, McNicholas TP, Iverson MN, Boghossian AA, Reuel NF, Hilmer AJ, Sen F, Brew JA, Strano MS. 2014. Plant nanobionics approach to augment photosynthesis and biochemical sensing. Nature Materials (13): 400-408.


Highlighted in Nature Materials News. 2014. G. Scholes and E. Sargent (13), 329 – 331




Giraldo JP@, Wheeler JK, Huggett BA, Holbrook NM. 2013. The role of leaf hydraulic conductance dynamics on the timing of leaf senescence. Functional Plant Biology 41 (1): 37-47.


Boghossian AA, Sen F, Gibbons BM, Sen S, Faltermeier SM, Giraldo JP, Zhang CT, Zhang J, Strano MS. 2013. Application of nanoparticle antioxidants to enable hyperstable chloroplasts for solar energy harvesting. Advanced Energy Materials 3 (7): 881-893.




Giraldo JP@ and NM Holbrook. 2011. Physiological mechanisms underlying the seasonality of leaf senescence and renewal in seasonally dry tropical forests trees. Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests: Ecology and Conservation. R. Dirzo, H. Young, H. Mooney and G. Ceballos. Washington DC, Island Press: 129-140.




Kursar TA, Engelbrecht BMJ, Burke A, Tyree MT, El Omari B, Giraldo JP. 2009. Tolerance to low leaf water status of tropical tree seedlings is related to drought performance and distribution. Functional Ecology 23 (1): 93-102.


Zhang YJ, Meinzer FC, Hao GY, Scholz FG, Bucci SJ, Takahashi FSC, Villalobos-Vega R, Giraldo JP, Cao KF, Hoffmann WA, Goldstein G. 2009. Size-dependent mortality in a neotropical savanna tree: the role of height related adjustments in hydraulic architecture and carbon allocation. Plant Cell and Environment 32 (10): 1456-1466.


2003 - 2006


Laurance W, Nascimiento H, Andrade A, Ribeiro JE, Giraldo JP, Lovejoy T, Condit R, Laurance S. 2006. Rapid decay of tree-community composition in Amazonian forest fragments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103 (50): 19010-19014.


Giraldo JP. 2003. Change in vegetation cover of the tropical rain forest of National Natural Park Tinigua, Colombia. Perez Arbelaezia, Journal of the Bogota Botanical Garden, Colombia.  14: 9-24.


University of California, Riverside

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Juan Pablo Giraldo

Associate Professor