Silvia Santos

Silvia Santos

Qualifications and history

  • 2008 PhD, EMBL-Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2009 Post-doctoral fellow, Stanford University, USA
  • 2014 Career Development Award (CDA), MRC-LMS, Imperial College London, London, UK
  • 2017 Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Originally Portuguese, Silvia Santos left sunny Portugal to study Molecular and Cell Biology in the UK. Silvia did her PhD at the EMBL in Heidelberg where she worked as a Marie Curie E-Star fellow. She moved to Stanford University for her post-doctoral training with Jim Ferrell and Tobias Meyer where she worked initially as an EMBO fellow, and, later as HFSP fellow. Silvia started her independent research at the MRC-LMS in Imperial College London in 2014 as an MRC career development awardee (MRC-CDA). She is joining the Francis Crick Institute in December 2017 as a group leader to establish the Quantitative Cell Biology lab.

Since her PhD Silvia combines experimental and theoretical approaches to understand decision-making during transitions. In this context, her lab studies cell division and cellular differentiation in early development, using human embryonic stem (hES) cells as a model system.

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