Ana Soto, MD

Ana Soto, MD

Professor of Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology



BS, Biology, Colegio Elizalde
MD, University of Buenos Aires


Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 317
Laboratory: Jaharis 327

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-6954
Lab Phone: 617-636-6581
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Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Genetics


Research Synopsis

This laboratory is studying the regulation of cell proliferation by sex steroids.This work is based on the premise that proliferation is the default state of all living cells. We recently identified an androgen-induced gene that mediates the state of proliferative quiescence observed in normal adult prostate epithelium. In collaboration with Dr. Carlos Sonnenschein, we have proposed the tissue organization field theory of carcinogenesis. It posits that carcinogenesis is a tissue-based phenomenon, rather than a cell-based phenomenon caused by DNA mutations.


Lab Members

Nicole Acevedo, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail
Nafis Hasan, PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Skylar Klager, Research Assistant Send an e-mail 
Cheryl Schaeberle, Laboratory Manager Send an e-mail
Lucia Speroni, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail
Michael Sweeney, PhD Student in Genetics Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Genya Urimoto, Research Associate Send an e-mail 
Zhe Wang, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail 

Application for 2015 Admission


The deadline for PhD programs is December 15, 2014.