Elisabeth Montano, PhD
IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow

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Elizabeth Montano
Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of New Mexico. As an undergraduate she conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Kelly Miller investigating insect phylogenetics using morphological and molecular data. She assisted in the revision of the genus Fontidessus and the description of four new species. In addition to her undergraduate research, she also served as a curatorial assistant for the Arthropod Division of the Museum of Southwestern Biology. For her graduate studies, Elizabeth joined the laboratory of Dr. Joe Pogliano at UC San Diego to investigate the mechanism of action of anti-bacterial small molecules. With the application of bacterial cytological profiling, she characterized a series of thymidylate kinase inhibitors active against Gram-negative pathogens.  As a postdoctoral researcher in the Nizet laboratory, Elizabeth is using various microscopy techniques to study host-pathogen interactions.

Elizabeth is supported by the UCSD NIH/NIGMS-sponsored Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA).