Aleksandra Glavaski-Joksimovic, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
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 the 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 to 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. Since May 2011 Dr. Glavaski-Joksimovic is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin. 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.