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.
She 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.