I was born in Belgrade, Serbia.  Since my childhood, I was surrounded by science, nature and knowledge.   My grandfather was a Professor at the University of Agriculture in Belgrade and a Research Scientist in the field of plant virology.  He was always a scientific inspiration for me.  When I was three years old my parents decided to move abroad.  We lived in Brussels until I was 11, and then moved to Geneva.  By following life sciences classes, I decided to become a Research Scientist in the field of Natural Sciences.

I studied biochemistry at the Faculty of Sciences in Geneva, Switzerland.  After obtaining my PhD in Life Sciences at the University of Lausanne, I performed my Postdoctoral studies in the field of diabetes at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.  Today, I live in Geneva.  I currently work in the field of clinical trialsWith my work, I hope to have a good impact on patients health and quality of life.  I speak French, English, Serbian and a little bit of German as well.

Besides research, I am interested in promotion of science, public health, scientific communication, entrepreneurship and innovation in the biomedical area.  I enjoy writing and popularizing science and have been writing since my studies in biochemistry to promote the role of science in the society and educate people outside this field. 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE in the scientific field

  • Study Design Lead, Project Manager
    Labcorp Drug Development, Geneva, GE
    Nov 2021 – to date
  • Clinical Research Associate
    University Hospital Center (CHUV), Lausanne, VD
    Aug 2021 – Nov 2021
  • Research Scientist and Instructor in Metabolism
    University of Geneva (CMU/HUG), Geneva, GE
    2015 – 2021
  • Discovery Research Scientist and Scientific Project Manager
    Geneva Biotech Sarl, Geneva, GE
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Department of Cancer Biology, Boston, MA
    2011 – 2013
  • PhD assistant in Life Sciences
    University of Lausanne, Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, Lausanne, VD
  • Visiting Scientist in clinical research
    Institute of Medical Research and Institute of Neurobiology of Belgrade, Serbia



University of Lausanne, Department of Fundamental Neurosciences:
PhD thesis in Life Sciences
2006 – 2010

University of Geneva, Faculty of Sciences:
Msc degree in Biochemistry
2004 – 2005

University of Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg:
ERASMUS Exchange Program within Msc degree in Biochemistry

University of Geneva, Faculty of Sciences:
Bsc degree in Biochemistry
2000 – 2003 

Trilingual in French, English, and Serbo-Croatian and Intermediate in German