Carlos Sonnenschein, MD

Carlos Sonnenschein, MD

Professor of Immunology



BS, Biology, Colegio Nacional Nicolas Avellaneda
MD, National University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Training, Children's Cancer Research Foundation



Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 316
Laboratory: Jaharis 327

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2451
Lab Phone: 617-636-2411
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Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology


Research Synopsis

Our laboratory works on the control of the initiation of the proliferation of estrogen-target cells. This basic biological question is explored under the fundamental premise that proliferation is the default state of all living cells. We have identified several plasma-borne and endogenously generated inhibitors of cell proliferation. In collaboration with Dr. Ana M. Soto, we have proposed the tissue organization field theory of carcinogenesis, which proposes that carcinogenesis is a tissue-based phenomenon. This notion challenges the one embodied in the somatic mutation theory of carcinogenesis, which posits that an accumulation of mutations in a single cell is responsible for the causation of a neoplasia.


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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development