Dr Monica Arman Albert

Research Fellow

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences


Contact details

School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
IBR Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Mònica’s interest is the study of platelet interactions with pathogens. Her current project is focused on the signalling events underlying bacterial-mediated platelet activation. She is based at the University of Birmingham but carries out part of her research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin). She previously investigated on the interactions between platelets and erythrocytes infected by the malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium falciparum (University of Edinburgh). Before that, Mònica performed her PhD project on the transcriptional regulation of the lymphocyte proteins CD5 and CD6 (University of Barcelona).


PhD Biology, University of Barcelona (2004)


2004    PhD, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, University of Barcelona. PhD supervisor: Dr Francisco Lozano Soto.

2005    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Prof Alexandra Rowe, University of Edinburgh.

2011    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Prof Steve Watson, University of Birmingham, and Dr Steve Kerrigan and Dr Dermot Cox, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin).


Arman M, Aguilera-Montilla N, Mas V, Puig-Kröger A, Pignatelli M, Guigó R, Corbí AL, Lozano F. (2009), The human CD6 gene is transcriptionally regulated by RUNX and Ets transcription factors in T cells. Molecular Immunology, 46(11-12): 2226-35.

Rowe JA, Claessens A, Corrigan RA, Arman M. (2009), Adhesion of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes to human cells: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic implications. Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine, 11:e16.

Arman M, Rowe JA. (2008), Experimental conditions affect the outcome of Plasmodium falciparum platelet-mediated clumping assays. Malaria Journal, 7:243.

Arman M, Raza A, Tempest LJ, Lyke KE, Thera MA, Koné A, Plowe CV, Doumbo OK, Rowe JA. (2007), Platelet-mediated clumping of Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes is associated with high parasitemia but no severe clinical manifestations of malaria in african children. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 77(5): 943-6.

Kyriacou HM, Steen KE, Raza A, Arman M, Warimwe G, Bull PC, Havlik I, Rowe JA. (2007), In vitro inhibition of Plasmodium falciparum rosette formation by Curdlan sulfate. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 51(4): 1321-6.

Arman M, Calvo J, Trojanowska ME, Cockerill PN, Santana M, Lopez-Cabrera M, Vives J, Lozano F. (2004), Transcriptional regulation of human CD5: important role of Ets transcription factors in CD5 expression in T cells. Journal of Immunology, 172(12): 7519-29.

Padilla O, Pujana MA, Lopez-de la Iglesia A, Gimferrer I, Arman M, Vila JM, Places L, Vives J, Estivill X, Lozano F. (2002), Cloning of S4D-SRCRB, a new soluble member of the group B scavenger receptor cysteine-rich family (SRCR-SF) mapping to human chromosome 7q11.23. Immunogenetics, 54(9): 621-34. 

Vilà JM, Gimferrer I, Padilla O, Arman M, Places L, Simarro M, Vives JM, Lozano F. (2001), Residues Y429 and Y463 of the human CD5 are targeted by protein tyrosine kinases. European Journal of Immunology, 31(4): 1191-8.

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