Ana Soto
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Ana M Soto


Research interests: cell proliferation, breast and prostate cancer, endocrine disruptors. In collaboration with Dr. Sonnenschein she proposed the tissue organization field theory, which posits that cancer is a problem of tissue organization and that the default state of metazoan cells, like that of unicellular organisms, is proliferation. She also works on the clarification of epistemological issues arising from the study of complex biological phenomena.

Bioengineering Developmental Biology Oncology

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Professor of Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology

Tufts University School of Medicine
Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology
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.

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