Ivana Kostić

PhD — MIT Portugal program ;Co-Founder – Health tech ; Technology Transfer Associate — Innovation Fund of Serbia; Organizer of the 1st MIT medical hackathon in Belgrade — MIT hacking medicine & Startit.

As a PhD candidate within the MIT Portugal program of Bioengineering Systems, her work was coordinated between two labs, one in Biocant in collaboration with Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) from Portugal and Karp Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital together with Boston Children’s Hospital at MIT. These joint efforts were oriented towards finding minimally-invasive and more effective therapies for ischemic organs. 

Her initial interest in this area was sparked by Physiology studies at the University of Belgrade and an additional rich practical knowledge gained through the IAESTE internship at UFV in Viçosa, Brazil in 2008, as well as the First BSRT Summer School of Berlin in 2009.