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2016 3:56:24 PM

Tanja Milosavljevic, PhD

Instructor - Research

LSU Health New Orleans
Department of Surgery
533 Bolivar Street, CSRB729
New Orleans, LA 70112-1349

Degrees
B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, August 1993
 
M.Sc. in Molecular Biology
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, April 1996
 
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, December 2000
Research Interests

Angiogenesis is the physiological process through which new blood vessels form from preexisting vessels. It is a vital process in growth and development, wound healing and formation of granulation tissue. Angiogenesis is also a fundamental step in transitioning of tumors from a benign to a malignant state. Antiangiogenic therapy is a promising anticancer therapeutic approach aimed at limiting the blood supply to tumors via drugs, botanicals and/or their combinations. Upon joining Dr. Woltering’s lab, I became skilled at the proprietary 3D in vitro angiogenesis assay in which human tissue is embedded in a fibrin-thrombin clot as a source of proliferating neovessels