“Our first choices: decoding signals during developmental transitions”
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00
Professor Kate Storey FRSE FMedSci FRSB
Dr Silvia Santos
The Francis Crick Institute
Originally Portuguese, Silvia did her PhD at the EMBL in Heidelberg with Philippe Bastiaens. This was a join PhD with the University of Dundee under the supervision of Sir Philip Cohen. During her PhD Silvia was a Marie Curie E-Star fellow. She moved to Stanford University in the USA for her post-doctoral training with Jim Ferrell and Tobias Meyer where she worked initially as an EMBO fellow, and, later as HFSP fellow. She joined the Francis Crick Institute in Jan 2018 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 embryonic stem (ES) cells and gastruloids, as a model systems.