Sanja Pajovic, PhD

Senior Research Associate

BSc, University of Belgrade, Molecular Biology Program

MSc, University of Belgrade, Molecular Biology and Physiology

PhD, University of Belgrade

What’s your background?

I was born and educated in the former Yugoslavia. I specialized in molecular and cell biology for my undergraduate studies and finished my doctoral studies through the cooperation of the University of Belgrade and Roswell Park Institute in Buffalo. I finished two postdoctoral fellowships prior to coming to Toronto, where I focused on pediatric oncology.  

Why science?

I love biology for the dynamics and challenges that it presents. I like to believe that the work I do as a researcher is important and helps in some small way to make the world a better place.

 

Do you have any advice for someone interested in a career in research?

You have to love science and understand that the biggest reward is the miracle of discovery. 

What do you like to do for leisure?

I love to read and collect books. I love to cook for family and friends. I enjoy children’s company very much and am always ready to babysit.

Any song or book recommendations?

There are many; I very much enjoy short stories and some of the true masters would include Hemingway and Chekov.

 

If someone were to make a movie about your life, what would the title be?

Life is Beautiful (The only thing is, that title has been already taken and the movie is amazing.)

Mailing Address

Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre

The Hospital for Sick Children

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

686 Bay Street, 17-9702
Toronto, ON  M5G 0A4

Canada

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