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About Heather L. Montie

Dr. Montie is very passionate about teaching and mentoring students both in the classroom and in the laboratory. With a background in Physiology and Neuroscience, Dr. Montie gives lectures concerning GI, thrombosis, cerebellum and basal ganglia physiology. In her laboratory her students learn about neurodegeneration and cancer using cell and animal models of disease. She is also very interested in mentoring and supporting her students along their career paths.


Present Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Bio-Medical Sciences


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2014 - Present Member, American Associate for Cancer Research
2013 - Present Member, PCOM Chapter Member, Sigma Xi
2012 - Present Member, Prostate Cancer Foundation
2012 - Present Member, Prostate Cancer Working Group (Philadelphia)
2011 - Present Member, AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science
2010 - Present Member, Association for Women in Science
2006 - Present Member, Society for Neuroscience
2006 - Present Member, Society for Neuroscience, Philadelphia Area Chapter
2005 - Present Member, National Postdoctoral Association
2004 - Present Member, Kennedy’s Disease (SBMA) Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Prostate Cancer Foundation John A. Moran Young Investigator Award, 2012
  • Kennedy's Disease Association Research Award, 2013


  • Neurosciences
  • Clinical and Basic Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Basis Medicine
  • Molecular Basis of Medicine
  • Gastroenterological Sciences


2005 PhD, Wayne State University ‐ Physiology
2000 BS, Aquinas College ‐ Biology

Contact Information

P: 215-871-6361


Scholarly Articles (13)

Grants (4)

Conferences and Presentations (2)

Poster Presentations and Instructional Resources (4)