Milos Simic

PhD Candidate



I am a French PhD student. I graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris and from the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris with a Master degree in genetics and a Master degree in knowledge management. I specialized in cellular and molecular genetics by attending the Pasteur courses at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. During my genetics Master program I utilized C.elegans to study aging and proteostasis at both the Prof. Morimoto laboratory, Northwestern University and at the Prof. Dillin laboratory. This gave me a solid expertise on C.elegans techniques and a good knowledge of the aging field particularly neurodegeneration and stress pathways.  For my PhD project I decided to work on human embryonic stem cells and cellular reprogramming. My primary goal is to study how stress pathways can affect stemness and modulate differentiation and dedifferentiation.



Baird, N.A.*, Douglas, P.M.*, Simic, M.S., Grant, A.R., Moresco, J.J., Wolff, S.C., Yates, J.R., Manning, G., and Dillin, A. (2014). HSF-1–mediated cytoskeletal integrity determines thermotolerance and life span. Science 346, 360–363.

Vilchez, D.*, Simic, M.S.*, and Dillin, A. (2014). Proteostasis and aging of stem cells. Trends Cell Biol. 24, 161–170.

*equal contribution