Dr. Bojana Stefanovska grew up in Bitola, North Macedonia. In 2010, she moved to Italy to attend the prestigious University of Padova where she completed Bachelor and Master’s Degree in molecular biology. In 2014, she obtained an ERASMUS grant to conduct her Master’s Thesis research in the laboratory of Professor Fabrice André at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Center in Villejuif, France, where she was conducting research on rare breast cancer subtypes. She continued the graduate studies in André’s lab where she worked on the PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway in breast cancer, focusing on the mechanisms of resistance to mTOR inhibitors.
She was awarded her PhD in 2019 from the University of Paris Saclay.
Currently she is a Postdoctoral Associate in the laboratory of Professor Reuben Harris at the University of Minnesota and her current research focuses on identifying synthetic lethal combinations of DNA repair genes and APOBEC3B in clear cell ovarian carcinoma.