Monica Montesinos, PhD

Dr. Mónica S. Montesinos studied Molecular Biology at the University of La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain (1996-2002). While studying at the University of La Laguna, she also received her Master's Degree in "Basic Biomedical Research" with the Department of Pharmacology (2005).

She carried out her PhD studies in the same department at the University of La Laguna (2002-2008). During her doctoral work, she was a visiting student at the School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University, New York, USA under the supervision of Dr. Manfred Lindau (2004).

She started her postdoctoral work at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany (2009-2010). In 2010 she joined the Research Group for Molecular Neurobiology at the Max Planck Florida Institute in Jupiter, Florida, USA.

Research Interests

  • Synaptic proteins & their implication in synaptic transmission, plasticity, development & maintenance
  • Active zone organization
  • Recombinant viral vectors
  • Imaging and quantification methods
  • 3D reconstruction of calyx of Held

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Samuel M. Young, Jr., Ph.D
Max Planck Research Group Leader
Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Function
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