Ana Nikolic

Dr. Ana Nikolic



Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Full Member

Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

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Office: 403.585.3166



Dr. Nikolic is a neuropathologist with an interest in the molecular biology of brain tumours. She completed medical school at the University in Toronto, neuropathology residency at the University of Calgary, and a doctorate in brain tumour epigenetics at the University of Calgary in the lab of Dr. Marco Gallo. She has training and expertise in both wet lab brain tumour biology and bioinformatics and takes a interdisciplinary approach to brain tumour biology.


Areas of Research

Area of Focus
  • Interrogating the spatiotemporal heterogeneity in brain tumours
Summary of Research

Glioblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumour in adults. These tumours have a high degree of intratumoral heterogeneity at multiple levels, with an ability to take on a variety of functional states. These states are largely governed by epigenetic shifts. My lab is interested in using epigenetic techniques to improve our understanding of the spatial and temporal epigenetic remodelling that goes on in this disease. I am also interested in improving our understanding of the links between genetic, epigenetic and functional factors in disease progression.

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