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Converge to Transform: Interdisciplinary STEM Seminar Series: Juan Pablo Giraldo

Please join us for a one-hour talk, in part of the ASRC’s Converge to Transform seminar series, from Dr. Juan Pablo Giraldo titled:

“Targeted multifunctional nanomaterials for agriculture and plant biomanufacturing”

Bio- After receiving his Ph.D. in plant biology from Harvard University in 2011, Dr. Juan Pablo Giraldo worked on plant nanobiotechnology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellow. Since 2015 his Lab at the University of California, Riverside works at the interface between plant biology and nanotechnology. Nanomaterials have unique mechanical, optical, electronic, and chemical properties that have been widely exploited in biomedical research, but their use in plant biology research and bioengineering remain largely unexplored. The Giraldo lab aims to develop targeted and controllable nanomaterial-based research tools to study and engineer plant function and develop sustainable agricultural and plant biomanufacturing technologies. The lab is supported by multiple awards from the NSF biological sciences, engineering, and chemistry divisions, and USDA NIFA. Giraldo is a principal investigator of the NSF Center of Sustainable Nanotechnology. His team is working in collaboration with industry partners including BASF and Mosaic Inc to translate fundamental lab research on plant nanobiotechnology into safe and sustainable commercial applications.


Lab website: http://www.giraldolab.com

This one-hour seminar will take place in the ASRC auditorium, and be broadcast via Zoom.

Registration/ Zoom access to come.

For further questions about this hybrid event, please contact:

Shelby Truitt


Event Information

June 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ASRC Auditorium
85 St. Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031 United States
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