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Ilija Melentijevic

Ph.D. Candidate

Ilija Melentijevic completed his bachelors at Rutgers University where he discovered and described the novel exopher vesicle in C. elegans neurons. His current focus is on developing a robotic high throughput screening platform that would allow whole genome screening of exopher modifiers.


  • C. elegans neurons jettison protein aggregates and mitochondria under neurotoxic stress , Ilija Melentijevic, Marton L Toth, Meghan L Arnold, Ryan J Guasp, Girish Harinath, Ken C Nguyen, Daniel Taub, J Alex Parker, Christian Neri, Christopher V Gabel, David H Hall, Monica Driscoll, 2017

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