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Milos is a Cardiovascular Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. Milos finished his undergraduate studies in molecular biology and physiology at University of Belgrade in Serbia. He completed his doctoral studies in life sciences at University of Lausanne in Switzerland. As a scientist Milos has a formal training in experimental molecular and cellular biology, and also a substantial experience and primary interest in computational biology and bioinformatics. His major fields of interest encompass computational biology and bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, genomics, transcriptomics, regulation of gene expression, specificity of binding of transcription factors to the genome, long-range genomic interactions, histone modifications and compartmentalization of the genome. In Quertermous laboratory at Stanford University, he is focusing his research on elucidating complex networks of interactions of transcription factors in human cardiac and vascular tissues and molecular mechanisms that could explain how cardiovascular disease risk-associated genomic loci confer disease risk. In order to identify the causal variants underlying disease susceptibility, he aims to employ allele specific methodologies i.e. ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq, in combination with the generation of eQTL data for human arterial smooth muscle cells (primary cell type of atherosclerotic lesions). In addition, he is applying modeling of vascular SMC tissue-specific open chromatin with ATAC-Seq and DNase-Seq that will help better understand the underlying mechanisms for CVD causal variants. He is also active as a blogger, founded a blog and continually post UNIX and R related tips and resolve computational problems that can be applied to genomics.

Professional Education

  • Master of Science, University of Belgrade (2005)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Universite De Lausanne (2010)

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