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Dr. Drenka Trivanovic

Dr. Drenka Trivanovic
Photo: Ana Rita Pereira

Drenka Trivanovic

Identification and metabolic profiling of bone marrow adipose tissue progenitors

Dr. Drenka Trivanovic
Photo: Ana Rita Pereira

Drenka Trivanovic

Identification and metabolic profiling of bone marrow adipose tissue progenitors


Unlike extramedullary adipose tissue, bone marrow adipose tissue (BMAT) increases upon malnutrition, hematologic neoplasms and bone disease development. The young scientist Dr. Trivanovic will investigate whether different microenvironmental cues might impose the specific functions of BMAT cell distinct to peripheral fat. The goal of Dr. Trivanovic’s project at the University Hospital Wuerzburg is to identify human BMAT progenitors, investigating relations of their adipogenic commitment and programs with mitochondrial network, bioenergetic profile and epigenetic landscape as an interface between metabolism and the gene expression. These novel insights into BMAT physiology as an important marrow stem cell niche component will bring potential to modulate or target BMAT for the benefit of human health.

The project of Dr. Drenka Trivanovic is supported by the “Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas” of the Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

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Dr. Drenka Trivanovic obtained her PhD in biological sciences at the University of Belgrade, Serbia in 2015. She continued her research with the focus on human adipose tissue stromal/stem cells at the Laboratory for Experimental Hematology and Stem Cells, Institute for Medical Research, University of Belgrade. In 2017, she is taking the postdoctoral position in the IZKF Research Group Tissue Regeneration in Musculoskeletal Diseases at the University Hospital Wuerzburg, led by Dr. Marietta Herrmann.

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