Slavica Vuckovic was born in Niksic, Montenegro, in 1957. She received the Bachelor of Biology degree and the Ph.D. degree from the Belgrade University in 1980 and 1994, respectively. In 1996, Vuckovic was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Christchurch School of Medicine, Christchurch, New Zealand. From 1998 to 2007, Vuckovic was Research Officer at Mater Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia. In 2007, Vuckovic became the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia Funded Investigator and started her own independent immunology research. Vuckovic used humanized mice to study how human dendritic cells work during infection and cancer, multiple myeloma invasion. She is also interested in how dendritic cells work in diabetic children and their siblings. She has authored 44 research publications, chapters and reviews on the human dendritic cells. Vuckovic helped 3 students get Ph.D. degrees and several postdocs start their own careers. Vuckovic thinks the discoveries from her research will have broad implications in treating multiple myeloma and type 1 diabetes presented in children.
Biography Updated on 2 May 2011