Senior Research Associate
Laboratory for molecular biology (LMB)

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

V. Stepe 444a, P.Box 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile:           +381 65  397 66 58             
Phone:           +381 11 397 66 58
Fax:               +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: lili@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2010 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), UB („Functional analysis of hAnkrd2 protein: regulation of expression and activity”).
2001 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, FB, UB
1996 - B.Sc. in Biology, FB, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2011 - Research Associate, LMB,IMGGE
2000 - 2010 - Research Assistant, LMB,IMGGE
1996 - 1999 - Research Trainee, LMB,IMGGE

CAREER HISTORY

2000 - LMB,IMGGE,UB
1996 - 1999 - Faculty of Biology, UB
1996 - 1999 - Seconadary School

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Hired lecturer on Faculty of Biology (PhD study program). Member: Serbian Genetic Society,Serbian Biological Society, Genomic Medicine Alliance.

RESEARCH INTEREST

Biomarkers for human diseases. Molecular genetics. DNA analysis and molecular diagnostics. Pharmacogenetics in cardiovascular diseases. VKORC1, CYP2C9 and CYP2C9 gene. Epigenetic regulation of gene expresion. Education. Intellectual property in the life science.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Backovic D, Ignjatovic S, Rakicevic L, Novkovic M, Kusic-Tisma J, Radojkovic D, Strugarevic E, Calija B, Radak D, Kovac M. Clopidogrel High On-Treatment Platelet Reactivity in Patients with Carotid Artery Stenosis Undergoing Endarterectomy. A Pilot Study. Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2016;14(6):563-569. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27411384.

Jasnic-Savovic J, Krause S, Savic S, Kojic A, Kovcic V, Boskovic S, Nestorovic A, Rakicevic L, Schreiber-Katz O, Vogel JG, Schoser BG, Walter MC, Valle G, Radojkovic D, Faulkner G, Kojic S. Differential expression and localization of Ankrd2 isoforms in human skeletal and cardiac muscles. Histochem Cell Biol. 2016 Nov;146(5):569-584. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27393496.

Cardiac transcription factor Nkx2.5 interacts with p53 and modulates its activity. Kojic S, Nestorovic A,Rakicevic L, Protic O, Jasnic-Savovic J, Faulkner G, Radojkovic D. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2015 Mar 1;569:45-53. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25677450.

1.Serbic-Nonkovic OMKuzmanovic MBRakicevic LBDjordjevic VJVeljkovic DKPrijic SMKovacevic GSRakonjac ZMKosutic JLjVujic DS,Micic DVJankovic BZRadojkovic DP. Risk factors for thrombosis in Serbian children. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2014 Jan;25(1):25-32.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24030120.

2.Kovac MMikovic ZMitic GDjordjevic VMandic VRakicevic LRadojkovic D. Does anticoagulant therapy improve pregnancy outcome equally, regardless of specific thrombophilia type? Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2014 Mar;20(2):184-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23262970.

3.Rakicevic LBKusic-Tisma JSKovac MKBackovic DTRadojkovic DP. Rationalized DNA sequencing-based protocol for genotyping patients receiving coumarin therapy. Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 2013 Sep;73(6):523-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23806093.

4.Kovac MK,  Rakicevic LB,Kusic-Tisma JS,Radojkovic DP.Pharmacogenetic tests could be helpful in predicting of VKA maintenance dose in elderly patients at treatment initiation. J Thromb Thrombolysis.2013 Jan;35(1):90-4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22763922.

5.Belgrano A,Rakicevic L,Mittempergher L,Campanaro S,Martinelli VC,Mouly V,Valle G,Kojic S,Faulkner G. Multi-tasking role of the mechanosensing protein Ankrd2 in the signaling network of striated muscle. PLoS One.2011;6(10):e25519. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22016770.

6.Kojic S,Nestorovic A,Rakicevic L,Belgrano A,Stankovic M,Divac A,Faulkner G.A novel role for cardiac ankyrin repeat protein Ankrd1/CARP as a co-activator of the p53 tumor suppressor protein. Arch Biochem Biophys.2010 Oct 1;502(1):60-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20599664.

7.Kovac MK,Maslac AR,Rakicevic LB,Radojkovic DP.The c.-1639G>A polymorphism of the VKORC1 gene in Serbian population: retrospective study of the variability in response to oral anticoagulant therapy. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis.2010 Sep;21(6):558-63. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20581661.

8.Kovac M,Mikovic Z,Rakicevic L,Srzentic S,Mandic V,Djordjevic V,Radojkovic D,Elezovic I. The use of D-dimer with new cutoff can be useful in diagnosis of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy.Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol.2010 Jan;148(1):27-30.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19804940.

9.Stankovic M,Rakicevic L,Mikovic D,Jankovic G,Nikolic A.Indirect diagnosis of haemophilia B by multiplex PCR/RFLP. Clin Lab Haematol.2005 Apr;27(2):145-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15784132.

10.Djordjevic V,Rakicevic LJ,Mikovic D,Kovac M,Miljic P,Radojkovic D,Savic A. Prevalence of factor V leiden, factor V cambridge, factor II G20210A and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T mutations in healthy and thrombophilic Serbian populations. Acta Haematol.2004;112(4):227-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15564739.

11.Mikovic D,Rakicevic L,Kovac M,Radojkovic D. Prevalence of factor V Leiden mutation in Yugoslav thrombophilic patients and its relationship to the laboratory diagnosis of APC resistance. Thromb Haemost.2000 Oct;84(4):723-4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11057877.