Miguel is a medical doctor turned developmental biologist, with a Ph.D. from the University of
Chile / Oxford University, and postdoctoral training from University College London in the UK.
His lab uses an integrative approach to learn, understand, and discover the mechanisms that
give rise to form, structure, and functional organization during ontogenic development. His
research strategy is based on in vivo microscopy and quantitative tools, using the genetically
amenable and transparent embryos of annual killifish and zebrafish. Miguel is also passionate
about music, composing songs for fun on the guitar.