Valentina Greco
Valentina Greco
Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics
Yale School of Medicine
Elected to the Academy in 2022


University of Palermo (Italy), 1996, BS, Molecular Biology; EMBL/MPI-CBG, (Germany), 2002, PhD, Cell and Developmental Biology

Professional Area

Regenerative Biology, Tissue and Stem Cell Regulation, In vivo live imaging, Live imaging of Cancer Emergence and Correction, Genetics


Transformed our understanding of organ regeneration and stem cell function. Her group discovered that the niche regulates stem cell fate and number, stem cells respond to environmental demands, differentiation drives stem cell self-renewal, and homeostatic correction fights off emergence of disease including cancer in mammalian skin.