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Lara Monteiro graduated in Biomedical Sciences from the Universidade do Algarve, Portugal. After completing a Master of Science in Molecular Medicine, at Cranfield University, UK, Dr. Monteiro carried out a PhD in Biomedicine at Imperial College London, with mention in signalling, transcription and chemoresistance in cancer. In 2013, Dr. Monteiro joined the Laboratory of Reproductive Biology at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile, as a post-doctoral student and she is currently working as Research Fellow at the Medicine Faculty of the same University.

Research Interests

Over the past 6 years Dr. Monteiro has been focusing her research on understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in implantation in normal pregnancy and pregnancies complicated with preeclampsia. She has also been interested in the identification of accurate biomarkers for early prediction of women at risk of developing preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and spontaneous abortion, with the ultimate goal of developing efficient prevention strategies for pregnant women.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The role and regulation of FOXM1 in chemotherapy resistance in breast cancer, Imperial College London

1 Jan 20098 Mar 2013

Award Date: 8 Mar 2013

Master, The DLGAP1 gene in schizophrenia, Cranfield University

1 Oct 20071 Sep 2008

Award Date: 4 Jun 2009

Bachelor, Evaluation of Determine® HIV-1/2 rapid assay within the population of volunteers that attended at early detection and counselling centre (EDCC) in Faro, Portugal., Universidade do Algarve

1 Sep 20031 Aug 2007

Award Date: 1 Aug 2007

External positions

Review Editor, Frontiers Cell and Developmental Biology

19 Oct 2019 → …

PhD Student, Imperial College London

1 Jan 20091 Mar 2013

PhD Biomedicine, Imperial College London

1 Jan 20091 May 2013


  • RG Gynecology and obstetrics
  • implantation
  • trophoblast invasion
  • blastocyst
  • early placentation
  • decidualization
  • window of receptivity
  • FOXM1
  • fetal programming
  • preeclampsia
  • gestational diabetes
  • recurrent abortion
  • HTR-8/SVneo


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