Dragana Nikolich-Žugich

Research Associate, Immunobiology

Dragana Nikolich-Žugich obtained her legal specialist degree from the School of Management and Government in Belgrade, Serbia, and attended law school in the same city. She joined the laboratory in 1990 as a part-time flow cytometry specialist, subsequently performing PCR-based CDR3 length polymorphism analysis, as well as various organizational and clerical duties. When not spending time with her family, Dragana enjoys Tucson’s year-round warm weather and plants in her back yard. 

Recent Publications


Wertheimer, A. M., M. S. Bennett, B. Park, J. L. Uhrlaub, C. Martinez, V. Pulko, N. L. Currier, D. Nikolich-Žugich, J. Kaye, and J. Nikolich-Zugich, "Aging and cytomegalovirus infection differentially and jointly affect distinct circulating T cell subsets in humans.", J Immunol, vol. 192, issue 5, pp. 2143-55, 2014 Mar 1. PMCID: PMC3989163  PMID: 24501199


Cičin-Šain, L., S. Smyk-Pearson, S. Smyk-Paerson, N. Currier, L. Byrd, C. Koudelka, T. Robinson, G. Swarbrick, S. Tackitt, A. Legasse, et al., "Loss of naive T cells and repertoire constriction predict poor response to vaccination in old primates.", J Immunol, vol. 184, issue 12, pp. 6739-45, 2010 Jun 15. PMCID: PMC3504654  PMID: 20483749