Petar Jelinic, PhD

Dr. Petar Jelinic is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). He earned his Diploma in Molecular Biology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. In obtaining a PhD from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Dr. Jelinic’s research focused on studying a unique subset of genes, called imprinted genes, which are tightly regulated in a parent-of-origin fashion. Studying molecular mechanisms relevant to carcinogenesis remained the focus of his work after joining New York University Langone Medical Center as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2010, Dr. Jelinic joined the Gynecology Research Laboratory at MSKCC led by Dr. Douglas Levine where his current research focuses on DNA damage repair pathways in ovarian cancer and related targeted therapies. Dr. Jelinic was also a recipient of the Florence & Marshall Schwid Ovarian Cancer Research grant from the Foundation for Women’s Cancers in 2012.