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Ilona Djorić

Organisation Group: Department for Endocrinology and Radioimmunology

Academic Degree: PhD in Biology

Current position: Research Associate


2001-2006: BSc in Biology (Master equivalent), Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

2008-2014: PhD in Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Dissertation Title: “Expression and Activity of Matrix Metalloproteinases-2 and -9 as Potential Prognostic Markers of Human Thyroid Tumors”.

Research Field:

Ilona Đorić is working on a national project supported by Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Developement, entitled: “Molecular characterization of thyroid gland tumors: biological and clinical aspects”. The aim of the project is to identify and characterize novel molecular markers that could improve differential diagnostics and prognostics in thyroid pathology. The main focus of her research are the molecular mechanisms causing deregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in papillary thyroid carcinoma, and its consequences on tumor progression.

Membership in International and National Societies:

Member of the Serbian Biological Society

Bibliography (2016-2020):

Stojanović S, Šelemetjev S, Đorić I, Rončević J, Janković Miljuš J, Živaljević V, Išić Denčić T. Elevated BANCR expression levels have different effects on papillary thyroid carcinoma progression depending on the presence of the BRAFV600E mutation. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2020; 46(10):1835-1842.

Paunović I, Šelemetjev S, Išić Denčić T, Đorić I, Janković Miljuš J, Rončević J, Cvejić D. Coexistence of of BRAFV600E mutation and EGFR overexpression is highly associated with adverse clinicopathologicalfeatures of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Arch Biol Sci 2019

RončevićJ, Đorić I, Šelemetjev S, Janković J, Išić Denčić T, Bozić V, Cvejić D. MMP-9 -1562 C/T single nucleotide polymorphism associates with increased MMP-9 level and activity during papillary thyroid carcinoma progression. Pathology.2019;51(1):55-61.

Veljković N, Zarić B, Đorić I, Obradović M, Sudar-Milovanović E, Radak Dj, Isenović E. Genetic markers of coronary arthery disease. Medicina (Kaunas). 2018;54(3):36.

Šelemetjev S, Bartolome A, Išić Denčić T, Đorić I, Paunović I, Tatić S, Cvejić D. Overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor and its downstream effector, focal adhesion kinase, correlates with papillary thyroid carcinoma progression. Int J Exp Pathol. 2018;99(2):87-94.

Išić Denčić T, Bartolome A, Šelemetjev S, Đorić I, Tatić S, Živaljević V, Cvejić D. High expression and localization of β-catenin and epidermal growth factor receptor identify high risk papillary thyroid carcinoma patients. Exp Mol Pathol.2018;105(2):181-189.

Šelemetjev S, Đorić I, Paunović I, Tatić S, Cvejić D. Coexpressed high levels of VEGF-C and active MMP-9 are associated with lymphatic spreading and local invasiveness of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016;146(5):594-602.