Dr. Antonio Ferrer-Montiel

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Miguel Hernandez University



  • Sensory neurobiology with a focus on molecular and cellular mechanisms of pain transduction
  • Discovery and development of anti-nociceptive drugs.
  • Structure-function studies on thermo-sensory ion channels.


  • Previous positions:
    1. Fellowship from the Ministry of Health, Universidad de Alicante, Spain, 1986-1989.
    2. Postdoctoral fellowship from the Ministry of Education, University of California San Diego, 1990-1992.
    3. Postdoctoral fellowship from NATO, University of California San Diego, 1993.
    4. Postgraduate Researcher, University of California San Diego, 1994-1996.
    5. Assistant Project Scientist Step II; Dept. Biology, UCSD, USA. 1996.
    6. Assistant Project Scientist Step III. Dept. Biology, UCSD, USA. 1997.
    7. Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Tenure-Track). University Miguel Hernández (UMH), Spain. 1999.
    8. Associate Professor (Tenure), UMH, Spain. 1999-2007.
    9. Full Professor, UMH, Spain. 2007-present.
    10. Subdirector, Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular (IBMC). UMH. 2005-2011.
    11. Director, IBMC – UMH. 2011-2018.
    12. Director, IDiBE – UMH. 2018-present.
  • Postdoctoral positions:
    1. Department of Physics, University of California San Diego, 1990-1993.
    2. Department of Biology, Universitsy of California San Diego, 1993-1997.
  • PhD programme:
    1. Molecular Neurosciences, Institute of Neurosciences, Universidad de Alicante,1989 (Director: Prof. José A. Ferragut).
    2. Awarded the Prize to the Best Thesis, Universidad de Alicante, 1990.
  • Degree in Chemistry, Universidad de Alicante (1985).