Santiago Fregoso, M.S., Ph.D.
Former Graduate Student
Now Postdoc in Millen Lab at Seattle Children's Research Institute
Cell Biology, Stem Cells & Development
Santiago earned his M.S in Biological Sciences from East Tennessee State University in 2010. His thesis project focused on characterizing patterns of calcium mobilization during embryonic development in the viviparous snake, Virginia striatulad. This work contributed towards a more complete understanding of the mechanisms driving the evolutionary transition from oviparity (egg-laying) to viviparity (live-bearing). Following a stint as a research assistant, Santiago’s research interests were revamped towards stem cell biology, directing his graduate (PhD) training to the University of Colorado’s Cell, Stem Cell and Development program at the Anschutz Medical campus. As a member of the Franco lab, Santiago studied mechanisms of fate specification in neurons of the developing murine forebrain. Santiago graduated with his Ph.D. from the Franco Lab in April 2019. In his free time, Santiago enjoys the outdoors, cheese burgers and a fine bourbon.