Alfredo Vidal Ceballos

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Elbaum-Garfinkle Lab, Structural Biology Initiative

Alfredo Vidal-Ceballos graduated with a B.A. in Biochemistry from Hunter College and continued his education at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he joined the ASRC Structural Biology Initiative. He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry in 2023, focusing on protein-RNA and protein-protein interactions of disordered proteins involved in neurodevelopmental disorders and tissue formation. He uses fluorescence microscopy to quantity the dynamics of biomolecular condensates as reductionists model systems to investigate their modulation by external factors (i.e. RNA secondary structure, ionic strengths, etc.).

Research Interests

Intrinsically disordered proteins, microscopy, single molecule techniques, phase separation of proteins and physical properties of protein droplets.​


P. Deshpande, E. Prentice, A. V. Ceballos, P. Casaccia, S. Elbaum-Garfinkle. Epigenetic Marks Uniquely Tune the Material Properties of HP1α Condensates. Biophysical Journal, 2024, S0006349524002820. DOI:

Vidal Ceballos A., Díaz A. J. A., Preston J. M., Vairamon C., Shen C., Koder R. L., Elbaum-Garfinkle S. Liquid to solid transition of elastin condensates. PNAS 2022 119 (37) e2202240119

A. Ceballos, C.J. McDonald, S. Elbaum-Garfinkle. Methods and Strategies to Quantify Liquid Phase Separation of Disordered Proteins. Methods in Enzymology, 2018, 611:31-50.