Bojana Gligorijevic
Bojana Gligorijevic
Assistant Professor
Department: Bioengineering


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.

Lab: Microscopy of Complex Environments (MiCE)


  • B.S. Chemistry, Belgrade University, Serbia, 2001
  • Ph.D Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 2007

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Temple University, 2015 – present
  • Instructor, Systems & Computational Biology Department, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, 2012 - 2015
  • Research Fellow, Anatomy and Structural Biology Department, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, 2007 - 2012

Recent Publications

Professional Activity

  • Conference Proceeding: K.E. Pourfarhangi, A. Bergman, B. Gligorijevic, "Integrating live-cell fluorescent microscopy and signal processing to discover the relationship of invadopodia digging cycles with extracellular matrix cross-linking ratio", Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium , IEEE (2016) 1-2

Research Interest

The Gligorijevic lab studies how tumor microenvironments control decision-making of tumor cells. We are currently focused on the investigation of motile tumor cells in the primary tumor with the goal of building a predictive model of tumor cell entry into blood vessels (intravasation). Towards our goal, our primary tool is intravital multiphoton microscopy in animal models, which is combined with classical molecular and cell biology, mathematical and computational modeling, cancer engineering and systems view into a “systems microscopy” approach. Results of our work will be useful in improvement of early diagnosis of metastasis and testing of novel therapeutic agents.

Funding Sources

  • NCI/NIH K99/R00, Systems microscopy of tumor cell motility in microenvironment context, 2013 - 2018
  • Charles H Revson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences Program, 2010 - 2012
  • Concept Award, Breast Cancer Research Program of Department of Defense 2008 - 2009