Jovana Despotović

Research Trainee
Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB)

Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE),
University of Belgrade (UB)

V. Stepe 444a, P.O. Box 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile: +381 64  397 65 58
Phone: +381 11 397 65 58
Fax: +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: jovanadespotovic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2015 - PhD student of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology (FB), UB
2015 – MSc in biology, FB, UB
2014 – BSc in biology, FB, UB

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2015 - Research Trainee, IMGGE
2014 – 2015 Master thesis done at IMGGE, UB in Laboratory for Human Molecular Genetics

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • microRNAs involved in regulation of TGFβ signaling in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC)
  • Expression of epithelial–mesenchymal transition genes in patients with mCRC
  • Molecular basis of gastrointestinal malignant diseases
  • Mutation analysis of SMAD4 gene
  • Evaluation of toxicity of various compounds using zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio) model system

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Jevtić B, Djedović N, Stanisavljević S, Gašić U, Mišić D, Despotović J, Samardžić J, Miljković D, Timotijević G. Anti-encephalitogenic effects of cucumber leaf extract. J Funct Foods. 2017; 37C:249-262.
  • Jevtić B, Djedović N, Stanisavljević S, Despotović J, Miljković D, Timotijević G. Cucurbitacin E Potently Modulates the Activity of Encephalitogenic Cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2016 Jun 22;64(24):4900-7.

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