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Luciano Marraffini, PhD

Kayden Family Professor, Rockefeller University 
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Former Lab: Postdoctoral Fellow, Sontheimer Lab, Northwestern University
Training Period: 2008 - 2010
Prior Academic Degree Institution: University of Chicago
Awards: Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship

Marrafini Lab

Luciano, a native of Argentina, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rosario in Argentina in 1998 and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2007, where he studied bacterial pathogenesis in the laboratory of Olaf Schneewind. Marraffini did his postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. Erik Sontheimer at Northwestern University. He joined the Rockefeller faculty in 2010, and is a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar, a Searle Scholar, and a recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator and Pioneer Awards. Since 2018, Luciano has been an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and in 2019 was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Outside of the lab, Luciano likes to play and watch soccer, history and cinema.