Ljubica Matic

Ljubica Matic

Principal Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852482726
Visiting address: Karolinska Institutet, BioClinicum J8:20, Visionsgatan 4, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K1 Molekylär medicin och kirurgi, K1 MMK Kärlkirurgi, 171 76 Stockholm

About me

  • Ljubica Matic obtained a PhD degree in Medical Biochemistry from Karolinska
    Institute, Sweden in 2012, and a MSc degree (Cum Laude) in Molecular Biology
    from Belgrade University, Serbia in 2003. Since 2012 she works as a senior
    researcher and Assistant Professor in the Vascular Surgery Group, Karolinska
    Institute. Her main focus is on novel molecular mechanisms of vascular
    disease particularly related to smooth muscle cells, as well as on biomarkers
    and therapeutic approaches in carotid atherosclerosis. She applies
    integrative systems analyses, combining bioinformatic and clinical data
    studies with murine models of vascular injury and disease, while in vitro
    systems based on primary cells and tissue explants are utilized for
    functional and mechanistic investigations. Her research has been
    distinguished with several grants and fellowships from the Swedish Society
    for Medical Research (SSMF) and Heart-Lung Foundation (HLF). Since 2004, she
    has also been continuously devoted to pedagogical work as a lecturer,
    supervisor and course leader for PhD students in the Cardiovascular Program
    and undergraduate students in the Medicine and Biomedicine Programs at KI. As
    a reviewer she is active in several journals and funding agencies, i.e.
    American Journal of Human Genetics, Journal of Internal Medicine, Swiss
    National Science Foundation (SNSF), while as a board member she contributes
    to the KI Respiration and Inflammation Network (KIRCNET
  • http://ki.se/en/research/kircnet-ki-respiration-and-circulation-network [1]).
    [1] http://ki.se/en/research/kircnet-ki-respiration-and-circulation-network


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, 2012

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