Hi! Welcome to my blog. My name is Franjo Ivankovic and I am currently working on a Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics and the University of Florida’s Genetics Institute. Long story short: I’m an aspiring scientist. Ever since I was a kid, I have had an unquenchable thirst for science and learning.
I’m passionate about anthropology and biology; if it’s about humans (or mammals), I want to know it! I enjoy learning about the causes of disease and cancer, biomolecular mechanisms triggering pathologies, how we evolved to what we are today, and the way we are biologically programmed.
I find animal epigenetics and development to be particularly interesting scientific foci. It is intriguing to study how complex animal organisms form from a single cell, and how epigenetic modifications affect this process. I find the RNA biology particularly interesting, especially the way it affects the cell and its components.
Besides science, I also enjoy pondering issues of social relevance – most often pertaining to religion. I consider myself to be a bookworm, and some of my favorite authors are R. Dawkins and C. Hitchens.
On this website, you can find my resume, list of publications I (co-)authored, and my ever growing reading list with links to my reviews on Amazon.com.
Feel free to get in touch via the social media in the right side-bar. You can also fill out the contact form to shoot me an email – I promise I will get to it as soon as possible.