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Kristian Saied-Santiago, Ph.D.

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology,
University of Pennsylvania


2012 B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology – University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR

2018 Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences (Genetics) – Albert Einstein College of Medicine — Yeshiva University, New York, NY

2018-Present PennPORT fellow, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology — University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Research Mentor: Michael Granato, Ph.D.

Research Topic: Identifying molecular pathways required for optic nerve regeneration in vivo

Teaching Interests: Molecular Genetics, Developmental Biology, Developmental Neuroscience


Saied-Santiago K, Bülow HE. Diverse roles for glycosaminoglycans in neural patterning. Dev Dyn. 2018 Jan; 247(1):54-74. 

Saied-Santiago K, Townley RA, Attonito JD, da Cunha DS, Diaz-Balzac CA, Tecle E, Bülow HE. Coordination of Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans with Wnt Signaling To Control Cellular Migrations and Positioning in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2017 Jun 2. pii: genetics.116.198739. 

Attreed M, Saied-Santiago K, Bülow HE. Conservation of anatomically restricted glycosaminoglycan structures in divergent nematode species. Glycobiology. 2016 Aug;26(8):862-870. 

Castro-Pérez E, Soto-Soto E, Pérez-Carambot M, Dionisio-Santos D, Saied-Santiago K, Ortiz-Zuazaga HG, Peña de Ortiz S. Identification and Characterization of the V(D)J Recombination Activating Gene 1 in Long-Term Memory of Context Fear Conditioning. Neural Plast. 2016;2016:1752176.


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