Jovana Maksic

Class of 2013/2014



Charité – Universitätsmedizin – Berlin, Germany October 2018 – Present
MSc Medical Neuroscience

New York University Shanghai – Shanghai, China September 2014 – May 2018
BSc Neural Science (GPA: 3.3/4.00)



Laboratory of Michael Brecht and Laboratory of John-Dylan Haynes, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Humboldt University – Berlin, Germany
Neural Correlates of Cannibalistic Imagery  processing
Master thesis, March 2020 – Present

-Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
-Behavioral paradigm development
-Ethics proposal writing

Laboratory of Michael Brecht, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Humboldt University – Berlin, Germany
Play and the Periaqueductal Gray
Lab rotation and student intern, July 2019 – Present

-Stereotaxic surgery in rats
-Anterograde tracing
– Deep brain stimulation
– Ultrasonic vocalization recordings
-Whole animal perfusion fixation
-Histology and Anatomy
Laboratory of Dietmar Schmitz, Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Neuroscience Research Center – Berlin, Germany
Electrophysiological Investigation of Medial Entorhinal Cortex Neurons
Lab rotation, January – March 2019

-Mouse brain slice preparation
– Whole-cell electrophysiology in acute brain slices
– Data analysis

Laboratory of Robert C. Froemke, New York University School of Medicine, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine – New York, NY
Exploratory ERP Study: A human auditory go/no-go task
Student intern, January – December 2017

-Facilitated collaboration between lab of Robert C. Froemke (NYU Langone Medical
Center) and the Laboratory for Translational Auditory Research (Bellevue Hospital)
-EEG recordings (normal-hearing & cochlear implant patients)
-Artifact reduction
-Data analysis

Pediatric Neurology EEG Lab , General Hospital Djordje Joanovic – Zrenjanin, Serbia
Summer Internship, June – August 2016

-Assisted with clinical EEG recording and admission of epilepsy patients
– Detecting, monitoring and reporting on clinically significant events during recording
-Extensive literature review on clinical electroencephalography

NeuroCure – Cluster of Excellence Scholarship
New York University – Shanghai Dean’s list for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
New York University – Full tuition scholarship
Rudjer Boskovic School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Scholarship –
Tuition Reduction Scholarship


Basic Course on Laboratory Animal Science (Mouse/Rat)
Goethe Zertifikat B2 (82/100)
TOEFL iBT (115/120)



-Electroencephalography (EEG)
– Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
– Patch clamp
– Behavioral assays in rodents
– Stereotaxic surgery in rats
– Whole animal perfusion fixation
– Histology and Anatomy
– Light microscopy imaging
– Data analysis


Software – MATLAB, R, MS

Office Languages – Serbian (Native), English (Fluent), German (Fluent), Mandarin Chinese



Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade – Belgrade, Serbia
“The Intersection of Neuroscience and Philosophy”
Lecture organizer and presenter, December 2016

-Organized and presented a series of lectures at the University of Belgrade, discussing
key issues in neuroscience and philosophy


Shanghai High School International Division – Shanghai, China
National High School Academic Debate Tournaments Shanghai Regional Second Round
The Chinese Nat ion al Speech and Debate Association
Debate Judge, May 2016

-Successfully fulfilled debate judge responsibilities including organization of the debate
teams, debate timing, speaker points calculation, feedback and final winner decision


-Dr. Robert C. Froemke, Principal Investigator
Froemke Lab
New York University School of Medicine
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine

-Prof. Dr. John Rinzel, Professor of Neural Science and Mathematics
Center for Neural Science and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

-Prof. Dr. Michael Brecht
Animal Physiology / Systems Neurobiology and Neural Computation
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Humboldt University Berlin