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Instructor
Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught 
CHEM 103, CHEM 108, CHEM 110, CHEM 211, CHEM 212, CHEM 261, CHEM 262, CHEM 391
Research Interests 
Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry and Bio-Inorganic Chemistry
Education 

B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Chemistry (2003), University of Belgrade, Serbia
Doctoral thesis:
“Syntheses and Stereochemistry of Cobalt(III) Complexes with Aromatic Amino Acids”
Adviser: Professor Slobodan Milosavljevic

Postdoctoral studies – Northwestern University, Evanston, USA 
Adviser: Professor Thomas Vincent O’Halloran
Project: Syntheses of inorganic anticancer agents based on the combination of platinum and arsenic drugs

Selected Publications 

PUBLICATIONS:

18.  Ðenana U.  Miodragović, Jeremy A. Quentzel, Josh W. Kurutz, Charlotte L. Stern, Richard W. Ahn, and Thomas O’Halloran, Robust Structure and Activity of Aqueous Arsenous Acid-Platinum(II) Anticancer Complexes, Angew. Chem. In. Ed, 52 (2013) 10749-10752. 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201303251

17. Swindell, Elden; Hankins, Patrick; Chen, Haimei; Miodragović, Đenana; O'Halloran, Thomas, Anticancer Activity of Small Molecule and Nanoparticulate Arsenic(III) Complexes", Inorg. Chem. (2013), 52, 12292-12 304. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic401211u

16. Minić Dragica M., Sumar-Ristović Maja T., Miodragović Ðenana U., Andjelković Katarina K., Poleti Dejan, Kinetics and mechanism of degradation of Co(II)-N-benzyloxycarbonylglycinato complex, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 7 (2012) 1167-1176. 
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10973-011-1368-1

15. Miodragović  Djenana U., Jovanović Dragoljub, Bogdanović Goran A., Mitić Dragana, Andjelković KatarinaSynthesis and crystal structures of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-9-aminoacridine tetrachlorozincate(II) monohydrate, J. Serb. Chem. Soc., 75 (2010) 1209-1218.

14. Sumar-Ristović  Maja T., Minić Dragica M., Poleti Dejan, Miodragović Zoran, Miodragović Ðenana, Andjelkovic Katarina K., Thermal stability and degradation of Co(II), Cd(II), and Zn(II) complexes with N-benzyloxycarbonylglycinato ligand, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 102 (2010) 83-90.http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10973-010-0748-2/fulltext.html

13. Mitić D, Milenković M, Milosavljević S, Gođevac D, Miodragović Z, Anđelković K and Miodragović D., Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activity of the Co(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) complexes with N-benzyloxycarbonyl-S-phenylalanine, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 44 (2009) 1537-1544. 
http://www.sciencedirect.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/science/article/pii/S0020169307004082

12. Miodragović DU, Mitić DM, Miodragović ZM, Bogdanović GA, Vitnik ŽJ, Vitorović MD, Radulović MD,  Nastasijević BJ, Juranić IO, Andjelković KK,"Syntheses, characterization and antimicrobial activity of the first complexes of Zn(II), Cd(II) and Co(II) with N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine. X-ray crystal structure of the polymeric Cd(II) complex", Inorg. Chim. Acta 361 (2008) 86-94.http://www.sciencedirect.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/science/article/pii/S0020169307004082

 11. Mitić M, Miodragović DU, Sladić DS, Vitnik ŽJ, Miodragović ZM, Andjelković KK, Radulović MD, Juranić NO, " Synthesis, NMR, DFT and antimicrobial studies of the Zn(II) complexes with N-benzyloxycarbonyl-S-alanine" J. Serb. Chem. Soc. 73(2008) 813-822.

10. Miodragović DU, Bogdanović GA, Miodragović ZM, Radulović MD, Novaković SB, Kaluđerović GN,  Kozłowski H, "Interesting coordination abilities of antiulcer drug famotidine and antimicrobial activity of drug and its cobalt(III) complex", J. Inorg. Biochem. 100 (2006) 1568-1574.http://www.sciencedirect.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/science/article/pii/S0162013406001607

9. Miodragović ZM, Bogdanović GA, Krajčinović BB, Drakulić BJ, Kusigerski VB, Miodragović DU,  Spasojević VV, Hodžić IM, Juranić IO, "Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of the first copper(II) complex with an (E)-4-aryl-4-oxo-2-butenoato ligand", Inorganic Chemistry Communications  9 (2006) 1173–1177.http://www.sciencedirect.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/science/article/pii/S1387700306002917

8. Miodragović DU, Miodragović ZM,  Skala D, Malinar MJ and Minić DM, "Mixed cobalt(III) complexes with aromatic amino acids and diamine. Part V. Thermal investigation of (1,2-diaminoethane)bis(S-tyrosinato)cobalt(III) complex diastereomers", Thermochimica Acta 436 (2005) 90-95.http://www.sciencedirect.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/science/article/pii/S0040603104003090

7. Miodragović DU, Vitnik ŽJ, Milosavljević SM, Malinar MJ, and Juranić IO, "NH…π Interactions Stabilize the Most-Hindered Rotamer of the (S)-Tyrosinato Side Group in Bis[(S)-tyrosinato](diamine)cobalt(III) Complexes: An NMR Spectroscopic and DFT Study, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2005) 3172-3178. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejic.200400873/abstract

6. Miodragović DU, Milosavljević SM, Malinar MJ, Ćelap MB, Todorović N, Juranić N, "Mixed Cobalt(III) complexes with Aromatic amino Acids and Diamine. Part IV. Influence of Noncovalent Intra- and Interligand Interactions on Rotamer Population of the S-phenylalaninato and S-tyrosinato side groups in (1,2-Diaminoethane)bis(S-aminocarboxylato)cobalt(III) Complexes", Enantiomer  7 (2002) 375-382.

5. Bogdanović GA, Miodragović DU, Malinar MJ, "Mixed cobalt(III) complexes with aromatic amino acids and diamines. III.  Absolute structure of Δ-trans(O)-(1,2-diaminoethane-k2N,N)bis(S-tyrosinato)cobalt(III)chloride tetrahydrate", Acta Cryst. C 58 (2002) 338-340. 
http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S0108270102006728

4. Miodragović DU, Malinar MJ, Milosavljević SM, Zarić SD, Vučelić D, Ćelap MB, "Synthesis and Absolute Configuration of Novel Mono- and Dinuclear Cobalt(III) Complexes containing S-phenylalanine", J. Coord. Chem. 55 (2002) 517-526.

3. Miodragović DU, Bogdanović GA, Milosavljević SM, Malinar MJ, Ćelap MB, Spasojević-de Bire A, Macura S, Juranić N, "Mixed Cobalt(III) Complexes with Aromatic Amino Acids and Diamine. Part II. Synthesis and Configuration of (1,2-diaminoethane)Bis(L-Tyrosinato)Cobalt(III) Complex Diastereomers. The  Crystal Structure of Δ-C1-Cis(O)-Diastereomer", Enantiomer  6 (2001) 299-308.

2. Malinar MJ, Miodragović DU, Ćelap MB, Vuković D,  Zakrzewska JS, Vučelić D, "Mixed Cobalt(III)  complexes with S-tyrosine and 1,3-Diaminopropane",  Enantiomer  3 (1998) 349-356.
 
1. Malinar MJ, Miodragović DU, Ćelap MB, Vuković D, Zakrzewska JS, Vučelić D,  "Mono- and dinuclear cobalt(III) complexes with S-tyrosine", J. Coord. Chem.  42 (1997) 343-351.

Selected Exhibitions 

PRESENTATIONS

Northeastern Illinois University Fourth Annual Research & Creative Activity Symposium, Chicago, November, 25, 2013.

SMASH 2012, Providence, Rhode Island, September 9th-12th, 2012.

9th European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, September 2-6, 2008.

2nd European Conference on Chemistry for Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland, September 4-8, 2007.

2nd European Conference on Chemistry for Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland, September 4-8, 2007,

5th ICOSECS, Ohrid, September 10-14, 2006.

1st European Chemistry Congress, Budapest, Hungary, August 27-31, 2006.

X International Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Szklarska Poreba, Poland, September 20-25, 2005.

X International Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Szklarska Poreba, Poland, September 20-25, 2005.

4th International Conference of the Chemical Societies of the South-East European Countries on Chemical Sciences in Changing Times: Visions, Challenges and Solutions, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, July 18-21, 2004.

7th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, September 21-23, 2004.

7th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, September 21-23, 2004.

Fourth Yugoslav Materials Research Society Conference ²YUCOMAT², Herceg Novi,Yugoslavia, September 10-14, 2001.

5th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, September 2000.

1st International Conference of the Chemical Societies of the South-East European Countries, Halkidiki, Greece, June 1-4, 1998.

6th International Conference on Circular Dichroism, Pisa, Italy, September 21-24,1997.

6th International Conference on Circular Dichroism, Pisa, Italy, September 21-24,1997.

Background 

Professional Experience

Instructor, Northeastern Illinois University (2013-present)

Adjunct Faculty, Northeastern Illinois University (2011-2012)

Visiting Scholar, Northwestern University (2012-present)

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Wilbur Wright College (2012-2013)

Research Associate, Northwestern University (2009-2011)

Sabbatical, Northwestern University (2008-2009)     

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade (2003-2009)

Additional Information 

AWARDS

Student Choice Award, NEIU, 2016.

Research Award, Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia, 2004

 

PATENT APLICATIONS:

Denana U. Miodragovic and Thomas O’Halloran, PCT International Patent Application, “Arsenoplatin Anti-Cancer Agents, PCT/US2013/054999, September 10, 2013.
Ðenana U.  Miodragović and Thomas O’Halloran, Arsenoplatins - a new class of anti-cancer agents, U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/683,031, August 14, 2012.

GRANTS (Co-researcher)

1UO1CA151461-01- "Tumor Targeted Nanobins for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast and Ovarian Cancer"  (2009-2011).

W.M. Keck Foundation Grant, "The Inorganic Signature of Life: Signaling Pathways in the Mammalian Oocyte"(2008 - 2009).

Synthesis, characterization and activity of organic and coordination compounds, and their appliance in (bio)nanotechnology (2005-2010).

Synthesis and structure of potentially anti-cancer platinum(IV) complexes and simmilar coordination compounds (2002-2005).

Physico-chemical, structural and biological investigation of complex compounds (2002-2005).

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Representative of Serbia in European Association for Chemical and Molecular Science, Division of Chemistry in Life Sciences (2006-2010)

Peer reviewer for: Inorganica Chimica Acta, Spectrochimica Acta Part A, Bioinorganic Chemistry and Application, The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (2003-2008)

 

MEMBERSHIP

American Chemical Society     2010-present

Serbian Chemical Society        2003-2008

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