Milica Vukmirovic, PhD

Blavatnik Fellow; Associate Research Scientist, Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


I have an extensive research training in signaling molecular pathways related to cancer, fibrosis and cardiomyopathies. My research focuses on functional and spatial genomics, as well as molecular phenotyping of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Sarcoidosis. I am also involved with development of anti-fibrotic drugs.

Education & Training

PhD University of Lausanne, Institute of Experimental Pathology/Cancerogenesis (2010)
Postdoctoral Associate Yale University, Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine/Functional Transcriptomics in Lung Diseases (2015-present)
Postdoctoral Fellow University of Western Ontario, Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation/Business School (2014)
Postdoctoral Associate Florida State University, College of Medicine/Fibrosis & Cardiomyopathies (2010-2014)

Honors & Recognition

  • Abstract ScholarshipATS Assembly on Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology funded by the American Thoracic Society (2018)

  • Blavatnik FellowshipBlavatnik Fund for Innovation (2018)

  • Abstract ScholarshipATS Assembly on Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation ATS Public Advisory Round table Member & Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (2017)

  • Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellowship, Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada (2014)

  • Postdoctoral Leadership Award, College of Medicine, Florida State University (2013)

  • National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting Travel Award (2013)

  • 58th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting Travel Award (2013)

Professional Service

  • Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation/Business School, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (2014) Project Manager

  • College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (2013 - 2014) Lab Manager

  • Postdoctoral Member of FSU Postdoctoral Advisory Task Force, Tallahassee, Florida (2012 - 2014) Committees

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