Ana Kostic, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the Director of Drug Discovery and Development at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment. Dr. Kostic is a clinical scientist with expertise in drug development, biomarkers, patient selection and stratification. The main focus of her research is to identify potential drug candidates for treatment of autism, design experimental strategies for testing in neuronal cell systems and animal models, as well as to discover and validate molecular biomarkers in autism. Specifically, her group is interested in ADNP, DDX3X, FOXP1, and Phelan-McDermid syndromes, the most common single-gene causes of autism.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Kostic spent eleven years in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry working in various roles across preclinical, clinical and precision medicine at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and as Senior Director of Translational Medicine at Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Kostic received her PhD and postdoctoral training in molecular and cell biology at Columbia University.
BSc, University of Belgrade
MA, Columbia University
MPhil, Columbia University
PhD, Columbia University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University
Top '40-under-40' of Westchester County
Business Council of Westchester County
Scholarship and Travel Award
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Belgrade
IASTE Research Internship Award
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