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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Carlos Sonnenschein

Professor of Immunology
Carlos Sonnenschein

Carlos Sonnenschein

Professor of Immunology

Office phone: 617-636-2451
Lab phone: 617-636-2411
Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 316
Jaharis 327
BS, Biology, Colegio Nacional Nicolas Avellaneda
MD, National University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Training, Children's Cancer Research Foundation
Research synopsis: 

I work in collaboration with Ana Soto and her laboratory. 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.