Dr Sonja Pavlovic received her PhD degree in molecular genetics from the University of Belgrade in 2001. She was named Principal Research Fellow, the highest scientific title, in 2011. Since 1993, she was engaged as a researcher and later as a head of the Laboratory for Molecular Hematology at the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering University of Belgrade (IMGGE). She was a visiting investigator at the Istituto di Clinica e Biologià dell’Età Evolutiva Università degli Studi, Cagliari, Italy and the Centro Ricerca M. Tettamanti, Universita di Milano-Biccoca, H. San Gerardo, Monza, Italy.
At present, she is a Principal Investigator at the Laboratory for Molecular Biomedicine IMGGE and a coordinator of the national and international projects dedicated to rare diseases. Research interests of Sonja Pavlovic are molecular genetics of rare diseases, hematological malignancies and pharmacogenomics. She has published more than 100 articles in distinguished international peer reviewed journals, cited for more than 250 times. Her teaching activities include seminars and courses at the Faculty of Biology and School of Medicine, University of Belgrade. Dr Sonja Pavlovic has introduced numerous molecular genetic diagnostic tests in medical practice in Serbia.