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Vuk Uskokovic

Assistant Professor

Department of Bioengineering

Contact

Building & Room:

Room 205

Address:

851 S. Morgan Street

Office Phone:

(312) 996-5946

Email:

uskok@uic.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Nanoscience & Nanotechnologies, Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School
M.Sc. in Materials Science & Engineering
B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade

Research Currently in Progress

Current research interests

  • the creation of a new generation of nanostructured biomaterials for hard tissue engineering

 

Other research interests

  • fabrication of multicomponent and multifunctional nanoparticles with therapeutic and/or diagnostic potencies
  • development of biomaterials with simultaneous antimicrobial and tissue regeneration capabilities
  • application of soft and colloid chemistry in devising advanced drug delivery carriers
  • development of platforms for the oral delivery of peptides and antibodies
  • direction of bone cell fate using different microenvironmental cues
  • application of biomimetic principles in the design of a new generation of biomaterials.

Intellectual Property

Research Articles:

  • Vuk Uskoković, Tejal A. Desai – “Does translational symmetry matter? Fibroblastic and Osteoblastic Interactions with the Topographically Distinct Poly(ε-Caprolactone)/Hydroxyapatite Thin Films”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 6 (15) 13209 – 13220 (2014).
  • Vuk Uskoković, Tejal A. Desai – “In vitro Analysis of Nanoparticulate Hydroxyapatite/Chitosan Composites as Potential Drug Delivery Platforms for the Sustained Release of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Osteomyelitis”, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 103 (2) 567 – 579 (2014).
  • Vuk Uskoković, Tejal A. Desai – “Simultaneous Bactericidal and Osteogenic Effect of Nanoparticulate Calcium Phosphate Powders Loaded with Clindamycin on Osteoblasts Infected with Staphylococcus Aureus”, Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications 37, 210 – 222 (2014).
  • Magdalena Stevanović, Vuk Uskoković, Miloš Filipović, Srečo D. Škapin, Dragan P. Uskoković – “Composite PLGA/AgNpPGA/AscH Nanospheres with Combined Osteoinductive, Antioxidative and Antimicrobial Activities”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 5 (18) 9034 – 9042 (2013).