Dr. Ivana Kostić is the Co-Founder of Health Tech Lab, created for making an impact in the local and global health tech ecosystems. HTL emerged after her initiation and organization of the 1st MIT Medical hackathon in Belgrade - MIT hacking medicine. She is also the Technology Transfer Associate at the Innovation Fund and MASHAV alumni.
Ivana earned her PhD degree from the MIT Portugal Program / Bioengineering Systems in collaboration with portuguese lab -Biomaterials & Stem Cell-based Therapeutics Lab- and -Karp Lab- at MIT together with Brigham and Women’s and Boston Children’s Hospital. These joint efforts were oriented towards developing minimally-invasive and more effective therapies for ischemic organs. The collaboration is still ongoing.
Her initial interest in this area was sparked by Physiology studies at the University of Belgrade and an additional rich practical knowledge gained through the IAESTE internship in Brazil and the First BSRT Summer School for Regenerative Medicine in Berlin.