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  • Dunja Mrdjen

    Dunja Mrdjen

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pathology

    Bio Dr. Mrdjen received a B.Sc. in Molecular and Cell Biology and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. During her M.Sc. research she investigated the imprinting of maternal immune experience onto offspring in mouse models at the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at UCT. Following her M.Sc. work, Dr. Mrdjen interned at the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) at Biopolis, Singapore, and then moved to Zurich, Switzerland where she completed her Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Burkhard Becher. Dr. Mrdjen's Ph.D. work involved the use of single-cell technologies like CyTOF mass cytometry to investigate the immune compartments of the murine brain at steady state and during different kinds of brain diseases.

    With funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation and Novartis, Dr. Mrdjen's post-doctoral research at Stanford University with Prof. Thomas Montine and Dr. Sean Bendall focuses on understanding the cellular networks and spatial interactions between then and genetic risk products that drive Alzheimer's disease in the human brain, by leveraging multiplexed ion beam imaging (MIBI) and computational approaches to data analysis.