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  • Ph. D. in Plant Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    – 1999
  • M.S. in Organic Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia – 1990
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Military Academy, Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia
    – 1985

Professional Experience

  • Research Scientist, Phytomedics, Inc. – February, 2000 to present.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Maryland, 1993 – 2000.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland, 1995.
  • Research Assistant, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia, 1987 – 1992.
  • Production manager, The Vitezit Company, Vitez, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, 1986.
  • Chemical Engineer, The Vitezit Company, Vitez, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, 1985.

Patents and Patent Applications

  • Raskin, Ilya, Ilić, Nebojša, Kuhn, Peter. Methods for reducing circulating glucose levels. U.S. Patent # 7,875,300, January, 2011.
  • Ripoll, Christophe; Schmidt, Barbara; Ilić, Nebojša; Raskin, Ilya. In vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory effects of a sesquiterpene lactone extract from chicory (Cichorium intybus L.). U.S. Patent # 7,226,623, June, 2007.
  • Ilić, Nebojša; Moreno-Fernández, Diego A.; Raskin, Ilya. Tyrosinase inhibitor and method for preparation. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. # 20060062865, March, 2006.
  • Raskin, Ilya; Ilić, Nebojša. Botanical anti-inflammatory compositions and methods. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. # 20050260290, November, 2005.
  • Ilić, Nebojša; Raskin, Ilya. Antiviral substances from plant cuticular and epicuticular material. U.S. Patent # 7,083,814, November, 2003.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Nebojša Ilić, Moul Dey, Alexander Poulev, Sithes Logendra, Peter Kuhn, and Ilya Raskin. Anti-inflammatory activity of Grains of paradise (Aframomum melegueta Schum) extract. J. Agric. Food Chem., Vol. 62, No. 43, pp. 10452-7, 2014.
  2. N. Ilić, B. Schmidt, A. Poulev, I. Raskin. Toxicological evaluation of Grains of Paradise (Aframomum melegueta) [Roscoe] K. Schum. J. Ethnopharmacology, Vol. 127, No. 2, pp. 352-356, 2010.
  3. J. Gorelick-Feldman, D. Maclean, N. Ilić, A. Poulev, M. A. Lila, D. Cheng, and I. Raskin. Phytoecdysteroids Increase Protein Synthesis in Skeletal Muscle Cells. J. Agric. and Food Chem., Vol. 56, No. 10, pp. 3532-3537, 2008.
  4. Schmidt, B. M., N. Ilić, A. Poulev, and I. Raskin. (2007) Toxicological evaluation of a chicory root extract. Food Chem. Tox., Vol. 45, No. 7, 1131-1139.
  5. Ripoll, C., B. Schmidt, N. Ilić, A. Poulev, M. Dey, A. G. Kurmukov, and I. Raskin. (2007) Anti-inflammatory effects of a sesquiterpene lactone extract from chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) roots. Natural Product Communications, Vol. 2, No. 7, 717-722.
  6. Moreno, D. A., Ripoll, C., Ilić, N., Poulev, A., Aubin, C., Raskin, I. 2006. Inhibition of lipid metabolic enzymes using Mangifera indica extracts. J. Food Agric. & Environ., Vol. 4(1): 21-26.
  7. Moreno, D. A., Ilić, N., Poulev, A., Raskin, I. Effects of Arachis hypogaea nutshell extract on lipid metabolic enzymes and obesity parameters. Life Sciences, 78, 2797-2803, 2006.
  8. Ilić, Nebojša; Habus, Ivan; Barkawi, Lana S.; Park, Seijin; Stefanić, Zoran; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka; Cohen, Jerry D.; Magnus, Volker. Aminoethyl-substituted indole-3-acetic acids for the preparation of tagged and carrier-linked auxin. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 13(9), 3229-3240, 2005.
  9. Ilić, Nebojša; Cohen, Jerry D. Synthesis of [13C]-isotopomers of indole and tryptophan for use in the analysis of indole-3-acetic acid biosynthesis. Journal of Labeled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals, 47(10), 635-646, 2004.
  10. Diego A. Moreno, Nebojša Ilić, Alexander Poulev, Dawn L. Brasaemle, Susan K. Fried, Ilya Raskin. 2003. Inhibitory effects of grape seed extract on lipases. Nutrition, Vol. 19(10): 876 – 879.
  11. Ilya Raskin, David M. Ribnicky, Slavko Komarnytsky, Nebojša Ilić, Alexander Poulev, Nikolai Borisjuk, Anita Brinker, Diego A. Moreno, Christophe Ripoll, Nir Yakoby, Joseph M. O’Neal, Teresa Cornwell, Ira Pastor and Bertold Fridlender. Plants and human health in the twenty-first century. Trends in Biotechnology, 2002, 20:12:522-531
  12. Sztein, Ester A.; Ilić, Nebojša; Cohen, Jerry D.; Cooke, Todd
    J. Indole-3-acetic acid biosynthesis in isolated axes from germinating bean seeds: the effect of wounding on the biosynthetic pathway. Plant Growth Regulation (2002), 36(3), 201-207.
  13. Ilić, Nebojša; Raskin, Ilya. Antiviral substances from plant
    cuticular and epicuticular material. PCT Int. Appl. (2002), 28 pp. CODEN: PIXXD2 WO 0224145 A2 20020328 CAN 136:268113 AN 2002:240516 CAPLUS
  14. Ilić, N., Ostin, A. and Cohen J.D. 1999. Differential inhibition of indole-3-acetic acid and tryptophan biosynthesis by indole analogoues. I. Tryptophan dependent IAA biosynthesis. Plant Growth Regulation 27: 57-62.
  15. Ostin, A., Ili&#263, N. and Cohen J.D. 1999. An in vitro system from maize seedlings for tryptophan-independent indole-3-acetic acid biosynthesis. Plant Physiol. 119: 173-178.
  16. Reinecke, D.M., Ozga, J., Ilić, N., Magnus, V. and Kojić-Prodić, B. 1999. Molecular properties of 4-substituted indole-3-acetic acids affecting pea pericarp elongation. Plant Growth Regulation 27: 39-48.
  17. Ilić, N., Magnus, V., Ostin, A. and Sandberg G. 1997. Stable-isotope labeled metabolites of the phytohormone, indole-3-acetic acid. J. of lab. Compounds and radiopharmaceuticals 39(5): 433-440.
  18. Ribnicky, D.M., Ilić, N., Cohen, J.D. and Cooke T.J. 1996. The effects of exogenous auxins on endogenous indole-3-acetic acid metabolism. Plant Physiol. 112: 549-558.
  19. Ilić, N., Normanly, J. and Cohen, J.D. 1996. Quantification of free plus conjugated indoleacetic acid in Arabidopsis requires correction for the nonenzymatic conversion of indolic nitriles. Plant Physiol. 111: 781-788.
  20. Cohen, J.D., Ilić, N., Taylor, R., Dunlap, J.R. and Slovin J.P. 1995. Auxin localization and metabolism during fruit growth and ripening in cantaloupe. Cucurbitaceae, 94: 104-109.
  21. Tomić, S., van Eijck, B.P., Kojić-Prodić, B., Kroon, J., Magnus, V., Nigović, B., Laćan, G., Ilić, N., Duddeck, H. and Hiegemann, M. 1995. Synthesis and conformational analysis of the plant hormone (auxin) related 2-(indol-3-yl)ethyl
    and 2-phenylethyl B-D-xylopyranosides and their 2,3,4-tri-O-acetyl derivatives. Carbohydrate Research 270: 11-32.
  22. Kojić-Prodić, B., Nigović, B., Tomić, S., Ilić, N., Magnus, V., Giba, Z., Konjević, R. and Duax W.L. 1991. Structural studies on 5-(n-alkyl)-substituted derivatives of the plant hormone indole-3-acetic acid. Acta Crystalographica B47: 1010-1019.
  23. Ilić, N., Klaić, B., Magnus, V., Vikić-Topić, D. and Gacs-Baitz E. 1991. Synthesis of 5-alkylindole-3-acetic acids for use as plant hormone analogues. Cro. Chem. Acta 64(1): 79-88.

Languages: Serbo-Croatian, English, working knowledge of German and read scientific Russian.