Ysabel Giraldo


Warren, T.M., Giraldo, Y.M., and M. H. Dickinson. 2018. Celestial navigation in Drosophila. Journal of Experimental Biology. Accepted.

Giraldo, Y.M., Leitch, K. J., Ros, I. G., Warren, T. L., Weir, P. T., and M. H. Dickinson. 2018. Sun navigation requires compass neurons in Drosophila. Current Biology. 28 (17): P2845-2852.E4.

Giraldo, Y.M., Rusakov, A., Diloreto, A., Kordek, A., and J. F. A. Traniello. 2016. Age, worksite location, neuromodulators, and task performance in the ant Pheidole dentata. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 70 (9): 1441–1455.

Giraldo, Y.M., Kamhi, J.F., Fourcassie, V., Moreau, M., Robson, S.K.A., Rusakov, A., Wimberly, L., Diloreto, A., Kordek, A., and J.F.A. Traniello. 2016. Lifespan behavioral and neural resilience in a social insect. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 283 (1822): 20152603.

Giraldo, Y.M. and J.F.A. Traniello. 2014. Worker senescence and the sociobiology of aging in ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 68 (12): 1901-1919.

Giraldo, Y.M., Patel, E., Gronenberg, W., and J.F.A. Traniello. 2013. Division of labor and structural plasticity in an extrinsic serotonergic mushroom body neuron in the ant Pheidole dentata. Neuroscience Letters. 534: 107-111.

Russell, J.A., Funaro, C.F., Giraldo, Y.M., Goldman-Huertas, B., Suh, D., Kronauer, D.J.C., Moreau, C.S. and N. E. Pierce. 2012. A veritable menagerie of heritable bacteria from ants, moths, butterflies and beyond. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51027.

Milton, Y. and Kaspari, M. 2007. Bottom-up and top-down regulation of decomposition in a tropical forest. Oecologia 153: 163-172.


Ph.D. in Biology, 2014, Boston University

B.S. in Zoology, 2005, University of Oklahoma



ygiraldo (at) caltech.edu