Academic Rank:
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital
Director, Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Health Centre of BC
Short Bio:

Dr. Rakić obtained her BSc in organic chemistry from the University of Belgrade. She received an international fellowship and completed her PhD in biological chemistry at the University of Ottawa where she studied the effects of small molecules on hepatitis C virus replication. She then pursued postdoctoral training in the group of Dr. Stephen Withers at UBC where she investigated the function, mechanism, and kinetics of sialyltransferase enzymes. She completed a fellowship training in Laboratory Biochemical Genetics at UBC. Her research interest is in developing new diagnostic tools for investigating inborn errors of metabolism, investigating pathophysiology of metabolic diseases and studying immunometabolism in patients with inborn errors of metabolism.

Academic background

  • Fellowship (CCMG, Biochemical) University of British Columbia.  2015
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of British Columbia. 2012
  • PhD (Biological Chemistry), University of Ottawa / NRC. 2007
  • BSc (Chemistry), University of Belgrade, Serbia. 2000

Research Interest

  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Newborn screening
  • Mass spectrometry / Metabolomics
  • Immunometabolism
  • Quality Improvement

Teaching Interest

  • BSMLs: PATH 301 Basic and Physical Biochemistry for Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • MEDG 575 Advanced Clinical Rotation: Course Lead for Biochemical Genetics
  • CCMG Training Program Director, UBC Biochemical (Laboratory) Genetics Post-graduate fellowship program