An Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Antonia Monteiro is the principle biologist on the project to create the first transgenic butterflies that express DNA from another species. Montiero, a native of Portugal, obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Lisbon before attending Edinburgh University, where she earned her doctorate in 1997. After postdoctoral work at Harvard University and Leiden University, Monteiro joined UB in 2001 as an Assistant Professor. She teaches courses in Evolutionary and Development Biology and has published several articles in scholarly journals. Her work with transgenic butterflies has warranted global attention from the BBC News, The Globe and Mail, and Science.
Affiliation(s): Biological Sciences
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