Professor Gregory Monteith

Associate Dean (Research)

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 61855


Greg studies cellular signalling in disease and the identification of new drug targets.

Greg has established a research program with research funding via NHMRC, ARC, Queensland Cancer Council, Society of Biomolecular Screening, Department of Defense (USA) and other grants and collaboration with Pharmaceutical companies. His interests are signal transduction in disease, calcium transporters as drug targets and biomolecular screening. In 2006 he received a UQ Foundation research excellence award and in 2016 he received the UQ Research Higher Degree Supervision Excellence Award - video link. Greg has also recieved a Research Mentorship Award (HaBS, 2017) and an award for Excellence in Leadership (UQ, 2016).


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Research Interests

  • calcium regulation in disease and cell signalling
    Our current projects are focussed on the study of a variety of calcium transporters in disease for the identification of novel drug targets. PhD and Post-doctoral opportunities may be available, contact - and see the "available projects" link.
  • High throughput calcium assays for biomolecular screening and cancer research
    Our laboratory has the the first FLIPR-tetra system in Australia, allowing high throughput measurement of intracellular calcium in living cells.


  • PhD, The University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), The University of Sydney


  • Bassett, John J., Robitaille, Mélanie, Peters, Amelia A., Bong, Alice H. L., Taing, Meng‐Wong, Wood, Ian A., Sadras, Francisco, Roberts‐Thomson, Sarah J. and Monteith, Gregory R. (2022). ORAI1 regulates sustained cytosolic free calcium fluctuations during breast cancer cell apoptosis and apoptotic resistance via a STIM1 independent pathway. The FASEB Journal, 36 (1) e22108, e22108. doi: 10.1096/fj.202002031rr

  • Azimi, Iman, Stevenson, Ralph J., Zhang, Xuexin, Meizoso-Huesca, Aldo, Xin, Ping, Johnson, Martin, Flanagan, Jack U., Chalmers, Silke B., Yoast, Ryan E., Kapure, Jeevak S., Ross, Benjamin P., Vetter, Irina, Ashton, Mark R., Launikonis, Bradley S., Denny, William A., Trebak, Mohamed and Monteith, Gregory R. (2020). A new selective pharmacological enhancer of the Orai1 Ca2+ channel reveals roles for Orai1 in smooth and skeletal muscle functions. ACS Pharmacology and Translational Science, 3 (1) acsptsci.9b00081, 135-147. doi: 10.1021/acsptsci.9b00081

  • Peters, A. A., Jamaludin, S. Y. N., Yapa, K. T. D. S., Chalmers, S., Wiegmans, A. P., Lim, H. F., Milevskiy, M. J. G., Azimi, I., Davis, F. M., Northwood, K. S., Pera, E., Marcial, D. L., Dray, E., Waterhouse, N. J., Cabot, P. J., Gonda, T. J., Kenny, P. A., Brown, M. A., Khanna, K. K., Roberts-Thomson, S. J. and Monteith, G. R. (2017). Oncosis and apoptosis induction by activation of an overexpressed ion channel in breast cancer cells. Oncogene, 36 (46), 6490-6500. doi: 10.1038/onc.2017.234

  • Monteith, Gregory R., Prevarskaya, Natalia and Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J. (2017). The calcium-cancer signalling nexus. Nature Reviews Cancer, 17 (6), 367-380. doi: 10.1038/nrc.2017.18

  • Davis, Felicity M., Stewart, Teneale A., Thompson, Erik W. and Monteith, Gregory R. (2014). Targeting EMT in cancer: opportunities for pharmacological intervention. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 35 (9), 479-488. doi: 10.1016/

  • Davis, F. M., Azimi, I., Faville, R. A., Peters, A. A., Jalink, K., Putney Jr, J. W., Goodhill, G. J., Thompson, E. W., Roberts-Thomson, S. J. and Monteith, G. R. (2014). Induction of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in breast cancer cells is calcium signal dependent. Oncogene, 33 (18), 2307-2316. doi: 10.1038/onc.2013.187

  • Feng, Mingye, Grice, Desma, Faddy, Helen, Nguyen, Nguyen, Leitch, Sharon, Wang, Yingyu, Muend, Sabina, Kenny, Paraic A, Sukumar, Saraswati, Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J., Monteith, Gregory R. and Rao, Rajini (2010). Store-independent activation of Orai1 by SPCA2 in mammary tumors. Cell, 143 (1), 84-98. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.08.040

  • Monteith, Gregory R., McAndrew, Damara, Faddy, Helen M. and Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J. (2007). Calcium and cancer: targeting Ca2+ transport. Nature Reviews Cancer, 7 (7), 519-530. doi: 10.1038/nrc2171

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Note for students: Professor Gregory Monteith is not currently available to take on new students.

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