Giraldez Lab News!

April 2024

  • Srikar Krishna was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society.
  • Damir Musaev and Maria Benitez defended their PhD theses. Congratulations Dr. Musaev and Dr. Benitez!
  • Our lab’s paper describing ORF-mediated decay is published in Cell Reports. Congrats to Damir and all other co-authors!
  • PhD student Ethan Strayer was named a fellow of the Joan and Tom Steitz RNA Fellows Program.

March 2024

  • Gal Jaschek was awarded a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) PhD fellowship.
  • Ayushi Hedge officially joined the lab as a graduate student.

February 2024

  • Postgraduate assistant Miguel Ángel Delgado Toscano was accepted to the EMBL International PhD Programme.
  • Goodbye Mark Pownall! He’s off to start his own lab as part of the UCSF Sandler Fellows Program.

January 2024

  • Postdoc Caroline Hoppe was a selected participant at the Global Young Scientist Summit 2024 in Singapore.

November 2023

  • Ella Callahan joins our lab as a postgraduate assistant.
  • Curtis Boswell and Caroline Hoppe’s work on GEARs (Genetically Encoded Affinity Reagents) is now available as a preprint.
  • Fiona Sievers was awarded a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) PhD fellowship.
  • Second year graduate students Fiona Sievers and Gal Jaschek passed their qualifying exams.
  • Ethan Strayer’s new preprint describing NaP-TRAP, a novel assay for measuring translation, is now available. This work was done in collaboration with lab alum Jean-Denis Beaudoin, now assistant professor at UConn.

October 2023

  • Postdoc Valerie Tornini is named a 2023 STAT Wunderkind.
  • Postdoc Caroline Hoppe received the Best Poster Award at the EMBL Symposium “Seeing is Believing”.

September 2023


August 2023

  • All lab members participated in the annual Giraldez Lab Retreat – three full days of science and fun!
  • Goodbye Charles Vejnar! He’s off to a position at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
  • Postdoc Alice Sherrard awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from NICHD.
  • Postdoc Valerie Tornini named a finalist for the 2023 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists.

July 2023

  • Postdoc Valerie Tornini named a finalist for Proteintech’s Best Postdoc Mentor Award 2023.
  • Our lab’s paper describing Chromatin Expansion Microscopy (ChromExM) is published in Science. Congrats to Mark, Liyun, and all other co-authors!