Nigel Mongan, PhD
About Nigel Mongan, PhD
Dr. Nigel Mongan is a Professor of Oncology at the University of Nottingham. Dr. Mongan was awarded his doctorate in molecular signaling from Queens’ College, the University of Cambridge. He completed postdoctoral training in molecular endocrinology with Professor Ieuan Hughes at the Department of Paediatrics at Addenbrookes Hospital, University of Cambridge and with Professor Lorraine Gudas in molecular pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York. He became a faculty member at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2004, where he retains an adjunct faculty position. In 2009 he joined the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science of the University of Nottingham and became a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2015.
Dr. Mongan’s research expertise relate to endocrine signaling pathways and how these may contribute to human developmental and reproductive disorders and cancer.
Dr Mongan’s research group is focused on nuclear receptor-mediated transcriptional regulation in stem cells, early embryonic development and human cancer. Dr. Mongan deciphered key molecular pathways involving androgens, estrogens and retinoids in urological and endocrine cancers. The research team is actively collaborating with commercial partners and international centers of academic research excellence with a view to exploiting this knowledge to develop novel genetic screens for cancer susceptibility, new biomarkers for early diagnostics and to identify new therapeutic targets for improved treatment responses.