- Professional Degree, Chemistry Science, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1997
- Laboratory Teacher, Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Exact and Natural Science, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1997–2001
- Laboratory Teacher Assistant, Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Exact and Natural Science, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1993–1997
Ms. Montesano uses standards (including FOCUS groundwater and surface water scenario modelling, PEARL, PELMO and SWASH) and higher tier exposure models (SWAN and GeoPEARL) to provide exposure assessments as part of the regulatory requirements for environmental risk assessment of pesticides, biocides, and other chemicals. As a research chemist, her interests lie in the field of organic synthesis.
Ms. Montesano has experience developing different synthesis paths to obtain isoxazolines and isoxazoles through 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions, using protected carbohydrates to increase the versatility of the final compounds depending on their biological activity. She previously worked with a Cuban research group to obtained acridones derivatives, work that led to a bilateral patent (Cuba- Argentina). In addition to experience as a research chemist, Ms. Montesano has worked as a laboratory manager in a quality control laboratory, developing and validating analytical techniques to obtain the ISO/IEC certification.
Ms. Montesano obtained two fellowships to develop her career as a researcher, one funded by UBA (University of Buenos Aires) and the second one by FOMEC (Fund for the Improving of the University Excellence). She has been honored with the Initiation to Scientific Research Award for her research in cycloadditions by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry — University of Buenos Aires as a young scientific investigator.