Santiago Fregoso, M.S.
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 striatula. 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 studies mechanisms of fate specification in neurons of the developing murine forebrain. In his free time, Santiago enjoys the outdoors, cheese burgers and a fine bourbon.