University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Neurological Sciences

Bio for Monica Beneyto-Santonja
Monica Beneyto-Santonja

Monica Beneyto-Santonja

Assistant Professor, Educator Track
Department of Neurological Sciences

Contact Information
Office Location:
Neurological Sciences, D401 B Given, Burlington, VT


Ph.D.:  University Miguel-Hernandez Institute of Neurosciences-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (C.S.I.C.) Alicante, Spain, 2000
Postdoctoral training:  University of Michigan, 2001-2005;
Institute of Neurosciences University Miguel Hernandez, 1999-2000

Academic Interests

Currently, my primary responsibilities are teaching. I am Course Director of the Undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology (ANPS 19-20). This two-semester course enrolls 350 students form multiple undergraduate majors, covers the structure and function of the human body and includes a 3-lecture/week format with an additional online laboratory component. I am the student contact person and am responsible for the on-line laboratory also.

Research Interests

My primary research interest concerns the molecular alterations in the prefrontal cortex involved in schizophrenia pathology. Past studies have been done on postmortem tissue. In particular, I studied the abnormal expression and altered protein interactions of glutamate and GABA receptors in subpopulations of cells in the prefrontal cortex.

Academic Appointments

College of Medicine Faculty Appointment:  July 1, 2011