Dr. Bogdanovich initially completed his M.D. and a M.S. Degree in Physiology from the University of Novi Sad School of Medicine in Serbia. Subsequently, he earned a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences / Physiology from the University of Novi Sad School of Medicine & University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He pursued postdoctoral positions with the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Division of Cardiology at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. During his Ph.D. and first postdoctoral training experience in Dr. Khurana’s laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Physiology and Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, he has been working in translational research to identify the mechanism of action of myostatin and its blockade within skeletal muscle in an effort to determine whether this approach can be used to treat musclewasting disorders, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Results of this major study were published in the journal Nature. While retaining his keen interest in curing diseases of muscle wasting, he has gained great expertise in another field in Dr. J. Ambati’s laboratory at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kentucky, where he studied angiogenesis in a mouse model of corneal inflammatory neovascularization. This research led to a novel discovery of antibody role in the process of angiogenesis. As a postdoctoral scholar in training with Dr. E. McNally at The University of Chicago Department of Medicine/Cardiology and as a Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, he studied modifiers of neuromuscular disorders. In addition, as an Instructor at the Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL), Dr. Bogdanovich was teaching Human Physiology for undergraduate students. Currently, he serves as a Senior Scientific Consultant at the Northwestern University, Center for Genetic Medicine and Department of Medicine/Cardiology.
muscle, dystrophy, angiogenesis, cardiomyopathy