Dragana Božić, PhD

Farmaceutski fakultet

Title: Associate Professor
Organizational unit: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Room: A005
Phone: +381 113951 207
Fax: +381 11 3974 349
E-mail: dragana.vucicevic@pharmacy.bg.ac.rs


Dragana Božić (born Vučićević) was born on 22.09.1975. in Belgrade, Serbia. She graduated at the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade in 2001, with an average grade 9.77. During her studies she was awarded with the scholarship of the Ministry of Education of Republic of Serbia and the scholarship of the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

She finished her internship at the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade in 2002, and passed the MD professional exam at the Ministry of Health, Serbia.

In 2007 she completed Master study in Immunology at the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade and defended Master thesis: “Differentiation of T lymphocytes with regulatory activity in coculture of rat thymocytes and thymic cortical epithelial cell line in vitro”, mentor Professor Miodrag Čolić, Institute for Medical Research, Medical Military Academy, Belgrade and Professor Marija Mostarica-Stojković, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade.

In 2014 she completed PhD study in Pharmaceutical Microbiology at the University of Belgrade-Faculty of Pharmacy, and defended PhD thesis: „Antimicrobial activity of chalcones and in vitro effect on physiological and biochemical characteristics and expression of virulence factors of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus “, mentor Professor Marina Milenković, University of Belgrade-Faculty of Pharmacy.

In January 2017 she finished medical specialization in Microbiology and Parasitology at the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade.

From 2004-2014 she worked at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology as a teaching assistant on Integrated Academic Studies (Master of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy – Medical Biochemist study programs), on academic studies courses in Microbiology and Selected Chapters of Microbiology. Since 2015 she works as Assistant professor on academic studies courses in Microbiology, Selected Chapters of Microbiology and Laboratory Microbiology.

Since 2010 she is engaged as a Research Associate in the project of Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Serbia: „Antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens in Serbia: phenotypic and genotypic characterization“, project No 175039.

She is a member of Serbian Society of Immunology since 2004.


  • Cirkovic I, Pavlovic B, Bozic DD, Jotic A, Bakic Lj, Milovanovic J. Antibiofilm effects of topical corticosteroids and intranasal saline in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps depend on bacterial species and their biofilm-forming capacity. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2017) 274:1897–1903. DOI 10.1007/s00405-017-4454-6
  • Cirkovic I & Bozic DD, Draganic V, Lozo J, Beric T, Kojic M, Arsic B, Garalejic E, Djukic S, Stankovic S. Licheniocin 50.2 and Bacteriocins from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar. diacetylactis BGBU1-4 inhibit biofilms of coagulase negative staphylococci and Listeria monocytogenes clinical isolates. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 8;11(12):e0167995. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167995.

  • Jotić A, Božić DD, Milovanović J, Pavlović B, Ješić S, Pelemiš M, Novaković M, Ćirković I. Biofilm formation on tympanostomy tubes depends on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus genetic lineage. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head & Neck 2016; 273(3): 615-620.   DOI 10.1007/s00405-015-3607-8

  • Pavlović B, Božić DD, Milovanović J, Jotić A, Djukić V, Djukić S, Konstantinović N, Ćirković I. Quantification of biofilm formation on silicone intranasal splints: An in vitro study. Acta Microbiol Immunol Hung. 2016 Sep; 63(3): 301-311.

  • Milenković M, Božić D, Slavkovska V, Lakušić B. Synergistic effect of Salvia officinalis L. essential oils and antibiotics against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Archives of Biological Sciences 2015 (01); DOI: 10.2298/ABS141119057M

  • Božić DD, Milenković MT, Ivković BM, Larsen AR, Ćirković IB. Inhibitory effect of newly-synthesized chalcones on hemolytic activity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.Polish Journal of Microbiology 2015; 64 (4): 379-382.

  • Božić DD, Milenković M, Ivković B, Ćirković I. Antibacterial activity of newly-synthesized chalcones and synergism with antibiotics against clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Indian Journal of Medical Research 2014; 140: 130-137.

  • Božić DD, Milenković M, Ivković B, Ćirković I. Newly-synthesized chalcones-inhibition of adherence and biofilm formation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 2014; 45(1): 263-270.

  • Ćirković I, Knežević M, Božić DD, Rašić D, Larsen AR, Đukić S. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation on dacryocystorhinostomy silicone tubes depends on the genetic lineage. Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2014, DOI 10.1007/s00417-014-2786-0

  • Marčetić M, Božić D, Milenković M, Malešević N, Radulović S, Kovačević N. Antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of young shoots of the smoke tree, Cotinus coggygria Scop. Phytotherapy Research 2013; 27(11): 1658-1663. DOI: 10.1002/ptr.4919.

  • Marcetic M, Bozic D, Milenkovic M, Lakusic B, Kovacevic N. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oil of different parts of Seseli rigidum. Natural Product Communications 2012; 7(8): 1091-1094.