Cesar Eber Montelongo


Cesar Eber Montelongo

I was a Masters Biology student in Dr. Maria Castillo’s Comparative Immunity Lab.  My research area focused on innate immunity and my model organism was Biomphalaria glabrata, the vector for the human disease Schistosomiasis.

The core techniques of my research were gene annotation, bioinformatic database use, RNAseq sequence study, phylogenetic analysis, basic molecular biology bench techniques and maintenance of live research animals.

In terms of extracurriculars, I was the Treasurer and Website Administrator for the Biology Graduate Student Organization and the President for the NMSU Hispanic Council.

I am currently an MD/PhD student at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine.

Masters Projects
Annotation of complement-like sequences in the Biomphalaria glabrata genome

Chracterization of thioester-containing proteins in Biomphalaria glabrata

Cuaron JA, Dulal S, Song Y, Singh AK, Montelongo CE, Yu W, Nagarajan V,Jayaswal RK, Wilkinson BJ, Gustafson JE. Tea tree oil-induced transcriptional alterations in Staphylococcus aureus. Phytother Res. 2013 Mar;27(3):390-6. doi:10.1002/ptr.4738. Epub 2012 May 23. PubMed PMID: 22619070; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3593976.