Dr. Boris Jovanovic

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boris Jovanovic

Dr Jovanovic's main research focus is in the area of Nanotoxicology and Aquatic Ecotoxicology. Primarily he is interested in non-soluble suspended materials of anthropogenic origin - mainly nanoparticles and microplastics and their effects on the environment. He conducts his research in both freshwater and marine environment.

Clusters of interest:

1) Outdoor mesocosm aquatic ecosystem studies with nanoparticles and microplastics;

2) Benthic macroinvertebrates community nanotoxicology (recolonization studies and in situ microcosms)

3) Effects of nanoparticles on fish disease resistance and immunotoxicology.

4) Chironomid midges (Diptera) as bioindicators of nanoparticles/microplastics pollution

5) Fruit fly (Drosophila) nanotoxicology as a relevant model for human exposure to nanoparticles/microplastics

Area of Expertise: 
Ecotoxicology
Aquatic Toxicology
Nanotoxicology
Education: 
B.S., Biology and Ecology, University of Nis, 2006
PhD, Toxicology and Fisheries Biology, Iowa State University, 2011
Contact
+1 515 294 8616
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50011-1031