Departamental II – DII. 219
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)

Phone: +34 91 488 7080
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: jana.montero.calle at

Short CV

2004 Degree in Biological Sciences (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

2011 Ph D in Biological Sciences (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

2012-2015 Juan de la Cierva post-doctoral contract (Universidad de Murcia)

2016 High school teacher (Instituto de FP Claudio Galeno de Murcia)

Current position


I teach Cellular Biology in the degree in Experimental Sciences and Plant and Animal Histology and Organography in the degree in Biology.

Research interests

Inmune response in teleost fish:

  • Regulation of the innate and adaptive inmune response; characterization of signalling molecules.
  • Study of inflammation against PAMPs
  • Impact of environmental pollution in inmune response
  • Design and optimization of DNA vaccines in teleost fish.

Role of the innate inmune syste in the establishment of symbiotic relationships

  • Study of inmunity in mucose membranes of teleost fish
  • Role of prostaglandins in lichenic relationships
SCI indexed publications

Gómez González, N. E.; Cabas, I.; Montero, J.; García Alcázar, A.; Mulero, V.; García Ayala, A. (2017). Histamine and mast cell activator compound 48/80 are safe but inefficient systemic adjuvants for gilthead seabream vaccination. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 72: 1-8.

Montero, J.; Gómez-Abellán, V.; Arizcun, M.; Mulero, V.; Sepulcre, M. P. (2016). Prostaglandin E2 promotes M2 polarization of macrophages via cAMP/CREB signaling pathway and deactivates granulocyes in teleost fish. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 55: 632 – 641.

Gómez-Abellán, V.; Montero, J.; López-Muñoz, A.; Figueras, A.; Arizcun, M.; Mulero, V.; Sepulcre, M. P. (2015). Professional phagocytic granulocyte-derived PGD2 regulate the resolution of inflammation in fish. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 52: 182-191.

González-Stegmaier, R.; Romero, A.; Estepa, A.; Montero, J.; Mulero, V.; Mercado, L. (2015). Effects of recombinant flagellin B and its ND1 domain from Vibrio anguillarum on macrophages fron gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) and rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss W.). Fish and Shellfish Immunology 42: 144-152.

Gómez-González, N. E.; García-García, E.; Montero, J.; García-Alcázar, A.; Meseguer, J.; García-Ayala, A.; Mulero, V. (2014). Isolation of mast cells from the peritoneal exudate of the teleost fish gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.). Fish and Shellfish Immunology 40: 225-232.

Montero, J.; Gómez-Casado, E.; García-Alcázar, A.; Meseguer, J.; Mulero, V. (2014). Flagellin from Marinobacter algicola and Vibrio vulnificus activates the immune response of gilthead seabream. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 47: 160-167.

Angosto, D.; Montero, J.; López-Muñoz, A.; Alcaraz-Pérez, F.; Bird, S.; Sarropoulou, E.; Abellán, E.; Meseguer, J.; Sepulcre, M. P.; Mulero, V. (2013). Identification and functional characterization of a new IL-1 family member, IL-1FM2, in most evolutionarily advanced fish. Innate Immunology 20: 487-500.

Montero, J.; Ordas, M. C.; Alejo, A.; Gonzalez-Torres, L.; Sevilla, N.; Tafalla, C. (2011). CK12, a rainbowtrout chemokine with lymphocyte chemo-attractant capacity associated to mucosal tissues. Molecular  Immunology 48: 1102-1113.

Montero, J.; Garcia, J.; Ordas, M. C.; Casanova, I.; Gonzalez, A.; Villena, A.; Coll, J.; Tafalla, C. (2011). Specific regulation of the chemokine response to viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus at the entry site. Journal of Virology 85: 4046-4056.

Chaves-Pozo, E.; Montero, J.; Cuesta, A.; Tafalla, C. (2010). Viral hemorraghic septicemia and infectious pancreatic necrosis viruses replicate differently in rainbow trout gonad and induce different chemokine transcription profile. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 34: 648-658.

Montero, J.; Chaves-Pozo, E.; Cuesta, A.; Tafalla, C. (2009). Chemokine transcription in rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss) is differently modulated in response to viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) or infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV). Fish and Shellfish Immunology 27: 661-669.

Montero, J.; Chaves-Pozo, E.; Cuesta, A.; Tafalla, C. (2009). Immune effects observed after the injection of lasmids coding for rainbowtrout CK5B, CK6 and CK7A chemokines demostrate their immunomodulatory capacity and reveal CK6 as a major interferon inducer. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 33: 1137–1145.

Montero, J.; Estepa, A.; Coll, J.; Tafalla, C. (2008). Regulation of rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss) interleukin-8 receptor (IL-8R) gene transcription in response to viral hemorraghic septicemia virus (VHSV), DNA vaccination and chemokines. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 25: 271-280.

Montero, J.; Coll, J.; Sevilla, N.; Cuesta, A.; Bols, N. C.; Tafalla, C. (2008). Interleukin 8 and CK-6 chemokinesspecifically attract rainbow trout RTS11 monocyte-macrophage cells and have variable effects on their immune functions. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 32: 1374-1384.