In 2008, Dr. Marina Milinkovic joined the MBS Science Department, where she teaches Chemistry, Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology.
After extensive experience working as a medical doctor in Europe, war brought her to the United States, and to her Serbian-American scientist husband. Upon her arrival, Marina turned to medical research, first working for the pharmaceutical company Novartis, where she explored targeted cancer therapies. Following that experience, she became the medical director in charge of Diabetes clinical trials at Sanofi-Aventis.
The daughter of longtime teachers, Marina always liked the idea of teaching young people at the secondary level, positively influencing their interaction with science. Accordingly, she joined Morristown-Beard School in 2008, where she enjoys sharing her extensive experience on how to approach research and laboratory work with her students.
Beyond the science classroom, Marina serves as an advisor to the freshman and sophomore classes as well as to the Future Physicians of America Club. She is actively involved in the Global Studies program and has participated in school excursions to the Galapagos Islands and Alaska. Recently, the Senior Class dedicated the 2018 edition of Salmagundi (the MBS yearbook) to Marina.
Marina earned her M.D. from the University of Belgrade Medical School in Serbia. She is happily married and enjoys raising her two teenage daughters.