Santos Franco, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Santos earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University in 2000. He obtained his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2005, where he studied cell motility in the laboratory of Anna Huttenlocher, M.D. Santos then performed his postdoctoral studies at The Scripps Research Institute - La Jolla, in the laboratory of Ulrich Müller, Ph.D. In the Müller lab, Santos studied development of the cerebral cortex, focusing on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal migration and cell fate specification. Santos started his own lab in 2013 at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Biology. He is also an investigator in the Program of Pediatric Stem Cell Biology at Children's Hospital Colorado and a Boettcher Investigator in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research program. Santos was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2020.