Dr. Glavaski-Joksimovic received her undergraduate degree in Pharmacy and M.S. degree in Endocrinology at the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.In 2003 Dr. Glavaski-Joksimovic completed her doctoral studies in Neuroscience and Veterinary Anatomy at the Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, under the mentorship of Dr. Srdija Jeftinija.
Following graduation she conducted postdoctoral fellowship at the Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. The main area of Dr. Glavaski-Joksimovic’s research during her doctoral and postdoctoral studies at Iowa State University was in the field of neuroendocrinology.
During her postdoctoral fellowship at the Karolinska Institute, she started working in the stem cell biology field. In September 2006 Dr. Glavaski-Joksimovic joined the Neurobiology Program, Children’s Memorial Research Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Martha C. Bohn. She was promoted to Research Assistant Professor in April 2009. In Dr. Bohn’s laboratory, Dr. Glavaski-Joksimovic studied the therapeutic effects of bone marrow-derived neuroprogenitor-like cells in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Glavaski-Joksimovic joined the Medical College of Wisconsin in May, 2011 and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. In her current position, Dr. Glavaski-Joksimovic continues to explore the therapeutic potential of naive and genetically modified adult stem cells for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders and traumatic brain injury.
Education & Training
BS, Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia (1993)
MS, Endocrinology/Physiology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia (1998)
PhD, Neuroscience/Co-Major – Veterinary Anatomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (2003)
International Postdoctoral Fellowship, Karolinska Institute (2004 – 2006)
Awards & Honors
2003 – Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University
2006 – First Prize for Poster Presenation, Swedish Physicians
2007 – Travel Award for Neuroscience , Children’s Memorial Research Center
2008 – Travel Award for Neuroscience, Children’s Memorial Research Center
2009 – Basic Science Poster Presentation, Children’s Memorial Research Center
Primary Research Areas
Therapeutic potential of adult stem cells in brain injury and disease