University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6688-4206
Dr Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska is a Professor of Pathology, Director of Molecular & Cellular Pathology Graduate Program, and Associate Director of Program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Michigan. She also serves as a co-Director of T32 NIGMS Training Program in Translational Research. Dr Nikolovska-Coleska received her BS in Pharmacy (1987) and MS and PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1993 and 1999 respectively) from University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, North Macedonia. She held the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at her alma mater university and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan, under the guidance of Professor Shaomeng Wang. Dr Nikolovska-Coleska joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology as a tenure-track Assistant Professor (2008), and was promoted to tenured Associate Professor (2015) and Full Professor (2021). Her research is focused on validating and targeting protein-protein interactions, chemical genomics, and the development of small-molecule inhibitors as targeted cancer therapies. Dr Nikolovska-Coleska holds a number of patents and has received numerous awards including, New Investigator Award from Leukemia Research Foundation, Innovator Award from Harrington Discovery Institute and AACR-Bayer Innovation and Discovery Award. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) and in 2019 was elected President-Elect.
In October 2022, she was appointed Associate Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Michigan, Medical School.