Elizabeth Montano

Elizabeth Montano


Gober, Texas


BS, Biology

University of North Texas - Denton, Texas

Lab Association

Benjamin Eaton, Ph.D.

Hobbies and Interests

Reading old novels, baking, painting and watching action movies


Elizabeth is investigating the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms of the pain associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. She will be combining genetic approaches with a novel Drosophila model that combines sensory neuron-specific genetic manipulations with behavioral and cellular assays for mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia. These studies will provide insight into the mechanisms associated with CIPN and identify new drugs for controlling pain during cancer treatment.

• Accomplishments, Awards and Honors •

Dean's List - University of North Texas - Fall 2013

Dean's List - Texas A&M University-Commerce - Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012 and Fall 2011

• Appointments, Boards, Committees and Memberships •

Hispanic Student Association - Fall 2013 to Spring 2015
(President - Spring 2015)

Student Support Services - Fall 2013 to Spring 2015

Tri Beta Biological Honor Society - April 2014 to Spring 2015

• Lectures, Posters and Presentations •

17th Annual Texas McNair Scholars Research Conference (UNT) - Denton, TX. - February 2015

NCI-CSSI 2014 (UNT) - Denton, TX. - September 2014

Montano, E., Elliot, D. and Fuchs, J. - Characterization of Astro-like-D Cells in the Developing Mouse Brain (Poster)