Sandra Dragičević

Assistant Research Professor
Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB)

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Mobile:           +381 65 397 66 58              
Phone:           +381 11 397 66 58
Fax:               +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: sandra.d@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2017 - PhD in Biology, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB); doctoral dissertation
„Analysis of the TGFB1 gene promoter variants as risk factors and modulators of response to asthma therapy
2011 - B.Sc. in Biology, FB, UB

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2019 - Assistant Research Professor
2016-2019 - Research Assistant
2015 - 2016 - Junior Researcher
2012 - Postgraduate fellow of the Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Serbia

CAREER HISTORY

Laboratory for Molecular Biology, IMGGE,UB

OTHER ACTIVITIES

2018-2019 Science super-combi-nation, Center for the promotion of science (179-2018), project coordinator
2012
- 2015 Researchers' Night in Serbia 2, entitled Science in Motion for Friday Night Commotion, participant
2012 - 2014 Day DNA, Science promotion activity, participant

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Genotype/phenotype correlation in hereditary diseases
  • Genetic risk factors and molecular mechanisms of inflammatory processes in lung diseases
  • Genetic risk factors in gastrointestinal diseases
  • Tumor immunology and implications of cytokines in immune tolerance to tumor antigens

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Rosic J, Dragicevic S, Miladinov M, Despotovic J, Bogdanovic A, Krivokapic Z, Nikolic A. SMAD7 and SMAD4 expression in colorectal cancer progression and therapy response. Exp Mol Pathol 2021 Oct 28; 123:104714.
  • Stopic B, Dragicevic S, Medic Brkic B, Nikolic A, Stojanovic A,  Budisavljevic S,  Dimkovic N. Biomarkers of uremic cardiotoxicity, Toxins 2021: 13(9), 639.
  • Ugrin M, Dinic J, Jeremic S, Dragicevic S, Nikolic A. Bacterial Nanocelulose as a Scaffold for In Vitro Cell Migration Assay. Nanomaterials 2021; 11:2322.
  • Despotovic J, Dragicevic S, Nikolic A. Effects of Chemotherapy for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer on the TGF-β Signaling and Related miRNAs hsa-miR-17-5p, hsa-miR-21-5p and hsa-miR-93-5p. Cell Biochem Biophys 2021 Dec;79(4):757-767.
  • Dragicevic S, Kovacevic D, Divac Rankov A, Nikolic A, Radojkovic D, Radovic S. Evaluation of toxicity and antioxidative effects of Tussilago farfara and Verbascum thapsus water extracts in zebrafish and in bronchial epithelial cells. Arch Biol Sci 2019;71(3):409-416.
  • Petrovic-Sunderic J, Dragicevic S, Krnjajic M, Ristanovic M, Nikolic A, Krivokapic Z. Polymorphism RAD51 172G>T in Serbian patients with colorectal cancer. JBUON 2018; 23(4): 936-940.
  • Jovicic N, Babic T, Dragicevic S, Nestorovic B, Nikolic A. ADRB2 gene polymorphisms and salbutamol responsiveness in Serbian children asthma. Balk J Med Genet 2018; 21(1): 33-38.
  • Dragicevic S, Kosnik M, Divac Rankov A, Rijavec M, Milosevic K, Korosec P, Skerbinjek Kavalar M, Nikolic A. The Variants in the 3′ Untranslated Region of the Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Gene as Modulators of Treatment Outcome in Children with Asthma. Lung 2018; 196(3): 297-303.
  • Dragicevic S, Miosevic K, Nestorovic B, Nikolic A. Influence of the polymorphism C-509T in the TGFB1 gene promoter on the response to montelukast. Pediat Aller Imm Pul 2017; 30(4): 239-245.
  • Dragicevic S, Petrovic-Stanojevic N, Nikolic A. TGFB1 Gene Promoter Polymorphisms in Serbian Asthmatics. Adv Clin Exp Med 2016; 25(2):273-278.

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