Nina Djukic

Research Coordinator
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Nina Djukic graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2018 with a BS degree in Environmental Health & Communications. She currently works with Dr. Joel Kramer, coordinating the Aging & Cognitive Decline project, a longitudinal study to identify the cognitive mechanisms and neural structures that underlie aging-related declines in executive functioning. She is also the study coordinator for Dr. Kaitlin Casaletto’s Activities for Aging Neurogenesis study, an intervention-based study looking at the relationship between lifestyle factors and protein markers of neural functioning.

As an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant and translator for various projects in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, including the CHAMACOS project, where she investigated links between early life pesticide exposure and adversity and adolescent psychological and behavioral outcomes. She also developed her interests in community-based healthcare and social medicine volunteering at La Clinica and the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, and she completed an honors thesis on the topic of environmental reproductive health.

She is from the city with the least sunshine in the United States; likes to read, ride her bike, and make puns; and looks forward to a career in medicine.