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Cristina Montiel-Duarte

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

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Dr Montiel-Duarte is a Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and her main contributions to teaching at NTU are in the field of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Dr Montiel-Duarte is Module leader for Metabolism and its Control (Level Two), Research Project (Level Three), Short Dissertation (Level Three), and she is involved as a lecturer in other undergraduate modules (e.g. Clinical Biochemistry, Level Two). Dr Montiel-Duarte is also a PhD supervisor and her research interests include gene regulation and cell signalling.

Career overview

Dr Montiel-Duarte is a Licentiate (BSc + MSc) in Biochemistry, a Licentiate (BSc + MSc) in Biology, and has a PhD in Biochemistry.

She has been a lecturer at NTU since 2010 and her previous roles were:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham (2005-2008)
  • Research Associate, Biochemistry Department, University of Leicester (2004-2005)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology Department, Cell Therapy Area, University Hospital of Navarra (2002-2004)

Research areas

Dr Montiel-Duarte has been involved in the following projects:

  • Identification of a conserved motif that mediates interaction of the oncogenic corepressor protein BCL11A with retinoid receptors and COUP-TF
  • Alterations in cell cycle and apoptosis pathways mediated by BCR-ABL1 oncogene in chronic myelogenous leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia with Philadelphia chromosome
  • Characterization of the apoptotic process induced by 3,4-methilendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) in hepatocytes and stellate cells
  • Signalling pathways related to MDMA, TNF-alpha, IGF-I and TGF-beta in collagen production by hepatic stellate cells
  • Collagen production in hypertensive rats

Dr Montiel-Duarte's interest is currently focused in de-regulated signalling pathways in chronic myeloid leukaemia and in gene regulation.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil or PhD exist, and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Dr Montiel-Duarte is a member of the following professional societies:

Sponsors and collaborators

Recent research is conducted with the collaboration, funding and / or support of:

  • Santander Mobility Award (£1,000)
  • Dr Maria Iraburu (University of Navarra, Spain)

Dr Montiel-Duarte’s research support in the past includes:

  • Summer Studentship from the Wellcome Trust, 2013 (£1,080)
  • Santander Research Mobility Award, in collaboration with Dr Colombo and Dr Dickins (£5,000)
  • Summer Studentship from the Wellcome Trust, 2007 (£1,440)
  • Summer Studentship from the Biochemical Society, 2007 (£1,280)
  • Ramon Areces Foundation supported Dr Montiel-Duarte's early research work in the UK, 2004-2006 (€48,000)


Selected Publications

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