Newsmaker: Snezana Stefanovic
By Thomas Olson
Published: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, 9:48 p.m.
Noteworthy: Will receive the 2013 Education Travel Award from the Biophysical Society on Feb. 2 in Philadelphia for her research in Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited mental retardation
Family: Husband, Dusan
Residence: Mt. Washington
Occupation: Second-year biochemistry doctoral student at Duquesne University
Background: Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Stefanovic came to the United States in 2008 to pursue post-secondary studies.
Education: Undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 2007; master's degree in chemical engineering from Youngstown State University in 2009
Quote: “When I was back home in Serbia in high school, I was very good in math and chemistry and biology. And the best way to combine all three of them was to pursue biochemical engineering.”
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