Valentina Greco PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Dermatology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell Niche and Homing | Tissue Specific Stem Cells

Cancer Center, Yale: Signal Transduction

Postnatal Development & Regeneration



Research Interests

Organ regeneration in vertebrate systems; Stem cells; Stem cell niche organization; Cancer more...


  • B.S., University of Biological Science, Palermo, Italy, 1996
  • Ph.D., Heidelberg University, 2002

Selected Publications

  • Rompolas, P. Mesa K R and Greco, V*. 2013. “Spatial organization within a niche as a determinant of stem cell fate”. Nature, in press .(*corresponding author).
  • Mesa Kailin R and Greco, Valentina#. 2013. “Linking morphogen and chromatin in the hair follicle”. Dev Cell. 29;25(2):113-4 .(# corresponding author).
  • Greco, V. The death and growth connection. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2012. 14(1):6. PMID: 23212474



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