Research Associate
Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB)

Institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering (IMGGE),
University of Belgrade

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381 11 397 66 58
Fax:    +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: jkusic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2005 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade  

1999 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

1995 - B.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2005 - Research Associate LMB,IMGGE

1996 - 2005 - Research Assistant LMB, IMGGE

1995 - 1996 - Research TraineeLMB, IMGGE

CAREER HISTORY

2007 - Lecturer on Faculty of Biology

RESEARCH INTEREST

My research interest is in the genotype-phenotype relation of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and family screening in HCM. Currently, I’m analyzing involvement of the mutations in CARP1 protein in the etiology of HCM using FRAP and FRET techniques.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Kovac MK, Rakicevic LB, Kusic-Tisma JS, Radojkovic DP. (2013). Pharmacogenetic tests could be helpful in predicting of VKA maintenance dose in elderly patients at treatment initiation. PubMed
  2. Divac A, Tomic B, Kusic J.  The role of ATP in human ORC4 protein function. J Serb Chem Soc (2010) 75(3):317-322
  3. Кusic, J., Tomic, B., Divac, A., & Kojic, S. (2010). Human initiation protein Orc4 prefers triple stranded DNA. Molecular Biology Reports, 37(5), 2317-2322.PubMed
  4. Stankovic M, Nikolic A, Divac A, Tomovic A, Petrovic-Stanojevic N, Andjelic, M, Dopudja-Pantic V, Surlan M, Vujicic I, Ponomarev D, Mitic-Milikic M, Kusic J, Radojkovic, D. (2008). The CFTR M470V gene variant as a potential modifier of COPD severity: Study of serbian population. Genetic Testing, 12(3), 357-362PubMed
  5. Stefanovic D, Kusic J, Divac A, Tomic B. Formation of noncanonical DNA structures mediated by human ORC4, a protein component of the origin recognition complex. Biochemistry (2008) 47:8760-8767 PubMed
  6. Kusic J, Kojic S, Divac A, Stefanovic D. (2005). Noncanonical DNA elements in the lamin B2 origin of DNA replication. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280(11), 9848-9854.PubMed
  7. Radojkovic D, Kusic J. (2000). Silver staining of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis gels. Clinical Chemistry, 46(6), 883-884.PubMed
  8. Kusic J, Radojkovic D, Cuppens H, Jaspers M, Tomic J, Savic A. (1999). Identification of a novel mutation (525del T) in exon 4 of the CFTR gene in a patient with cystic fibrosis. Human Mutation, 14(4), 357. PubMed