Dr. Santiago's Lab
Pedro Santiago obtained his Bachelor’s
Degree in Biology and his Ph. D. in
developmental Neurobiology, both from the
University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras.
After completing his Ph. D., he obtained
postdoctoral training in molecular cancer
biology, first at the pathology department
at Harvard Medical School, and then at the
Molecular Oncology Research Institute in the
Tufts-New England Medical Center.
He currently is an Assistant Professor at
the Biochemistry Department at Ponce School
of Medicine, where he is actively involved
in both teaching and cancer research.
Research in his laboratory is focused on the
characterization of a novel role for the
retinoblastoma protein (pRb), a tumor
suppressor traditionally known as a cell
cycle repressor, as a regulator of cellular
adhesion. Specifically, his research is
focused on the characterization of the
molecular mechanisms and cellular signaling
pathways by which pRb regulates cellular
adhesion and blocks cancer metastasis.