• Basic biology and therapeutic applications of Schwann cell cultures
  • Signaling mechanisms underlaying Schwann cell proliferation and differentiation
  • Development of culture systems for primary Schwann cells
  • Schwann cell transplantation in the spinal cord

Research in the Monje laboratory focuses on the study of Schwann cells in their dual role of forming a myelin sheath and promoting axon regeneration after injury.

For her studies, Dr. Monje relies on a combination of cell biology and genomic approaches to address the myelinating and regenerative capabilities of Schwann cells obtained from humans and experimental animals.


  • Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research
Past Affiliations

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami (past)

Associate Scientist Scholar, Department of Neurological Surgery, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Medicine (past)

Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience
PhD, National University of the South, Argentina, Biology, 2001
BS, National University of the South, Argentina, Biology, 1995
PhD, University of Miami