Viviana Gradinaru, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, biology and biological engineering, Caltech


2017 Moore Inventor Fellow

Viviana Gradinaru, Ph.D.

Research Description

Viviana Gradinaru’s invention is a safe delivery vehicle capable of carrying large genomes to precise tissue targets – a long sought after and transformative tool for both basic research and therapeutic applications. Her goal is to understand and influence whole-animal physiology and behavior for both the development and degeneration of the brain.


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Bachelor of Science, 2005
California Institute of Technology

Ph.D., 2010
Stanford University


NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Honored as a World Economic Forum Young Scientist and one of Cell's 40 under 40.