NYSTEM Training Award at the CSCB
2017-2022: PhD, Developmental biology, University Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France
2014-2017: PhD student, Biophysics, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia
2012-2014: MS, Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia
2008-2012: BS, Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia
The endoderm is one of the three germ layers which gives rise to the various organs of the respiratory and digestive systems. My research focuses on understanding endoderm and gut tube development in normal conditions and upon perturbations in mice and human. To understand this process, I will optimize protocols to design micropatterns (2D) and gastruloid (3D) in vitro stem cell-based systems (validated with mouse embryos). The endoderm and gut tube that emerge in these in vitro systems will be further evaluated using techniques ranging from light-sheet to super-resolution microscopy, genetic manipulations and ’omics technologies. Deciphering the cell behaviors and expression of specific genetic markers involved in this process will enable a deeper understanding of endoderm and gut tube formation, leading to potential treatments in both mice and human.