Lab News


Vitamin C during mouse pregnancy promotes future fertility of the fetuses

We recently published an intriguing link between maternal Vitamin C levels during a female fetus’ growth and development, and the future fertility rates of the fetus when it becomes adult. This research has revealed the importance of maternal nutritional environment on fecundity of female embryos.


Lab has first CIHR Project Grant approved

We are honored to have been awarded our first CIHR Project Grant, which will fund research in the lab on the topic of hypertranscription during development for the next 5 years. Many thanks to the review panel and CIHR for supporting our research.


Miguel Appointed Full Professor at the University of Toronto

On July 1st 2019, Miguel was appointed at Full Professor level at the Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto. A proud moment for the Santos lab!


Santos Lab joins the Medicine by Design Program

In 2019, Our lab has joined and acknowledges the support of the Medicine by Design Program at the University of Toronto, which aims to accelerate paradigm-shifting discoveries in Regenerative Medicine. Miguel is a now a Medicine By Design Investigator.


Role of the transposon LINE1 in Early Development

In 2018 our paper on the role of LINE1 in early development was published in Cell and was highlighted by the press, including in The Atlantic, NPR, Science Magazine, Tech Times and Público.


We Moved from San Francisco to Toronto

In 2018 the lab relocated from the University of California, San Francisco to the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and the University of Toronto.

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Canada 150 Research Chair - Developmental Epigenetics

In 2017, Miguel was awarded the Canada 150 Research Chair in Developmental Epigenetics by the Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.