Bojana Gligorijevic, PhD, graduated Chemistry at University of Belgrade with an honors thesis in analytical chemistry, isolating active compounds from endemic plants. At Georgetown University, Dr. Gligorijevic’s PhD chemistry thesis took a turn when she first saw a fluorescent microscope. She ended up developing new technologies for automated 4D imaging and analysis of malaria division and metabolic processes. During her postdoctoral training in cancer biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she developed new tools for intravital imaging in mouse models and contributed to the current view of tumor cell intravasation mechanism in tumor microenvironment context.

Research Interests

  • Intravital imaging
  • Multiphoton Microscopy
  • Machine Learning Image Classification
  • Fluorescent Proteins
  • Cancer Complexity
  • Cell Decision-making
  • Extracellular Matrix Remodeling
  • Tumor Microenvironments
  • Mouse Models of Metastasis
  • Invadopodia
  • Motility & Invasion.

Courses Taught




MEE 0844

The Bionic Human


BIOE 0856

Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science, Engineering and Technology


BIOE 4555

Capstone Elective - Biophotonics: Seeing is Believing


BIOE 5555

Biophotonics: Seeing is Believing


BIOE 5600

Bioengineering Graduate Seminar


Selected Publications


  • Pourfarhangi, K.E. & Gligorijevic, B. (2019). Machine Learning Classification of Cancer Cells Migration in 3D Multi-cue Microenvironments 1. 2018 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium, SPMB 2018 - Proceedings. doi: 10.1109/SPMB.2018.8615608

  • Soboloff, J., Gligorijevic, B., & Zaidi, M.R. (2018). STIM1 (c)AMPs up melanogenesis. The EMBO Journal, 37(5). doi: 10.15252/embj.201899047

  • Pourfarhangi, K.E., Bayarmagnai, B., Hoz, E.C.d.e.l.a., Cohen, A., & Gligorijevic, B. (2018). A methodology to investigate the relationship between cancer cells cell-cycle phase and their migratory behaviors. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, Part F91-TRANSLATIONAL 2018. doi: 10.1364/TRANSLATIONAL.2018.JTu3A.13

  • Bergman, A. & Gligorijevic, B. (2018). Real-time imaging of invadopodia in tumor microenvironment context. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, Part F89-MICROSCOPY 2018. doi: 10.1364/MICROSCOPY.2018.MF3A.3

  • Pourfarhangi, K.E., Bergman, A., & Gligorijevic, B. (2017). Integrating live-cell fluorescent microscopy and signal processing to discover the relationship of invadopodia digging cycles with extracellular matrix crosslinking ratio. 2016 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium, SPMB 2016 - Proceedings. doi: 10.1109/SPMB.2016.7846865

  • Bayarmagnai, B., Perrin, L., Pourfarhangi, K.E., & Gligorijevic, B. (2017). Invadopodia are limited to the G1 phase of cell cycle. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY of the CELL, 28. Retrieved from

  • Perrin, L. & Gligorijevic, B. (2017). Role of Laminin Matrikines in Phenotypic Switching of Motile Cancer Cells. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY of the CELL, 28. Retrieved from

  • Bergman, A., Condeelis, J., & Gligorijevic, B. (2016). Invadopodium formation is enriched in perivascular niches and leads to cancer cell intravasation. CANCER RESEARCH, 76. doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.FBCR15-B05

  • Gligorijevic, B., Condeelis, J.S., & Bergman, A. (2014). Tumor cell motility in microenvironment context: From intravital microscopy to systems view. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY of the CELL, 25. Retrieved from

  • Génot, E. & Gligorijevic, B. (2014). Invadosomes in their natural habitat. European Journal of Cell Biology, 93(10-12), pp. 367-379. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcb.2014.10.002

  • Bergman, A., Condeelis, J.S., & Gligorijevic, B. (2014). Invadopodia in context. Cell Adhesion and Migration, 8(3), pp. 273-279. doi: 10.4161/cam.28349

  • Gligorijevic, B., Bergman, A., & Condeelis, J. (2014). Multiparametric Classification Links Tumor Microenvironments with Tumor Cell Phenotype. PLoS Biology, 12(11). doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001995