Miguel received his undergraduate degree in Biology in 1995 and a Masters’ degree in Cell Biology in 1997 from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from Harvard University in 2002, where he was co-advised by Doug Melton and Andy McMahon. In 2003 he become a UCSF Fellow, an independent research position. In 2007 he became an Assistant Professor at UCSF, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013. His laboratory studies the epigenetic regulation of stem cells during mammalian development, with a focus on the open chromatin state of pluripotent stem cells and the germline.
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