Academic Rank:
Associate Professor of Teaching
Life Sciences Centre

Academic background

  • PhD, Biology (Genetics), University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. 1978
  • MSc, Biology (Genetics), University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. 1974
  • BSc, Biology, University of the Andes, Colombia. 1970


  • Quaroni L, Christensen CR, Chen B, Vogl W, Monsalve MV. (2013). Detection of protein structure of frozen remains recovered from a glacier in Canada using synchrotron-Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectromicroscopy. Microsc. Microanal. 19:565-575.
  • Liu C, Park H-M, Monsalve MV, Chen DDY. (2010) Qualification of free fatty acids in adipocere of the Kwaday Dän Ts’inchi ancient remains found in glacier in Canada. J Forensic Sci 55: 1039-1043.
  • Monsalve MV, Humphrey E, Walker DC, Cheung C, Vogl W, Nimmo M. Brief communication: state of preservation of tissues from ancient human remains found in a glacier in Canada. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2008 Nov;137(3):348-55.
  • Monsalve MV, Thommasen HV, Pachev G, Frohlich J. (2005) Difference in cardiovascular risks in the aboriginal and non-aboriginal people living in Bella Coola, British Columbia. Medical Science Monitor. 11: CR 21-28. 2004
  • Monsalve MV. (2004). HLA-DRB1 allele frequencies in a Penutian Population from BC, Canada. Human Immunol. 65 (9-10): 898-899 Sp. Iss. SI.
  • Monsalve MV. (2004). HLA-DQA1-DQB1 and DRB1 allele frequencies in an Athabaskan population from BC, Canada. Human Immunol. 65 (9-1): 899-900 Sp. Iss. SI.
  • Rupert JL, Monsalve MV, Kidd KK, Tan C, Hochachka PW, Devine DV. (2003). Selective pressure has not acted against hypercoagulability alleles in high-altitude Amerindians. Ann. Hum. Genet. 67:426-432.
  • Rupert JL, Kidd K, Norman LE, Monsalve MV, Hochachka PW, Devine DV. (2003). Genetic polymorphisms in the renin-angiotensin system in high-altitude and low-altitude Native American populations. Ann. Hum. Genet. 67:17-25.
  • Monsalve MV, Salzano FM, Rupert J, Hutz MM, Hill K, Hurtado AM, Devine DV. (2003). Methylenetetra hydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) allele distribution frequency Amerindians. Ann. Hum. Genet. 67:367-371.

Research Interest

  • Genetic in cardiovascular diseases
  • Paleopathology
  • Forensic DNA