Prospective Students & Collaborators

Graduate Students

Potential graduate students (e.g. students looking for a rotation) who have already been accepted to the departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) , Institute of Medical Sciences or the Collaborative Program in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics are encouraged to contact Dr. dos Santos by e-mail about positions. Please familiarize yourself with this website and express your research interests in your e-mail. Experience or strong interest in biology, bioinformatics and Functional Genomics is expected. Computer programming ability is required e.g. Perl, Java.

Co-op Students

Co-op students (e.g. from the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and Waterloo co-op program) are encouraged to contact Dr. dos Santos by e-mail about positions.

Summer Students

Undergraduate students seeking an Applied Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics research position for the summer are encouraged to contact Dr. dos Santos by e-mail, ideally between January-April of that year, to find out about available summer positions. Please see the Keenan Research Summer Student (KRSS) Program for opportunities. Also see the Institute of Medical Sciences and the Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology for further summer research opportunities.

Undergraduate Project Courses

If you plan to take an undergraduate project course and are interested in Applied Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, please contact Dr. dos Santos by e-mail to explore the possibilities of completing a research project in the dos Santos group. These courses are available in most departments.

Undergraduate Medical Students

We also welcome undergraduate medical students in our summer program as well as CREMS Research Scholar Program students which provides 1st year medical students the opportunity to participate in the continuum of research – from idea creation to data collection to a scientific publication and/or a presentation at an international conference/meeting – via a consecutive 20-month longitudinal research program.

Post-Doctoral Fellows

We periodically have excellent research opportunities for Post-doctoral fellows. Please email your CV and a statement of research interests to Dr. dos Santos.


The clinical investigator program at the University of Toronto offers an outstanding training opportunity and as a clinician-scientist, Dr dos Santos is committed to providing the highest level of training to future clinician scientists. Please see Click Here for more information.

Please send your CV, transcripts and statement of research interest to:

Dr. Claudia C dos Santos

St Michael’s Hospital

30, Bond St. Bond Wing Room 4-008

M5G 1W8

Tel: 4168646060 3198

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