SSST Professors


Mirsada Čaušević, PhD

Assistant Professor, Vice-Dean for Research

00 387 (0)33 975 042


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  • 1993 - 1994
    • Part-time Biomarketing & Management Degree Course, University of East London, London, UK.
  • 1994 - 1997
    • Full-time Life Sciences Degree Course, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.
  • Honours Project  “Transcription factors as targets for antidiabetic drug design” Comparison between the peroxisome proliferatoractivated receptor gamma (PPAR) and its mutant counterpart as targets for anti-diabetic agents and natural ligands. Effects of PPAR related ligands on adipocyte differentiation. Laboratory of Professor Colin N. Palmer July  August 1996 Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship, University College London, London, UK. Project Title  “Identification of novel DNAJ like protein homologues”. Laboratory of Professor Michael Cheetham July 1997 Honours BSc Pharmacology Degree Award, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.
  • July 1997 - October 2000
    • PhD Programme, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.
  • Summary of a PhD Project  “Characterisation of p68: a prototypic D-E-A-D box protein”  Investigations of an interaction and immunofluorescent colocalisation between p68 and its interacting protein fibrillarin at a specific stage of the cell cycle, late telophase. Assessment of a role of p68 in human colorectal adenomas and carcinomas. Main experimental techniques: molecular and cellular


  • Nov. 2000 - Feb. 2003
    • Post - doctoral Fellow, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. Laboratory of Professor Joseph Buxbaum
  • Feb. 2003 - Sept. 2004
    • Post - doctoral Fellow, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Laboratory of Professor Sam Gandy
  • Feb. 2005 - Dec. 2008
    • Post - doctoral Research Worker, King’s College London, London, UK. Laboratory of Professor Simon Lovestone


  • 1994 - 1997
    • Open Society Institute Scholarship, George Soros Foundation, New York, NY, USA.
  • 1996
    • Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship, Wellcome Trust, London, UK.
  • 1999
    • Poster Prize from the Pathological Society of the UK and Ireland.
  • 2001
    • Travel Fellowship from the Alzheimer’s Association, USA.


  • December 2002 - January 2003: Mr Daniel English, a vacation student at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
  • June 2004 - August 2004: Miss Lyndsey S. Benson, a vacation student at the Farber Institute for Neurosciences, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • BSc, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Sarajevo
  • May 2008 - August 2008: Miss Umbreen Farooq, an MSc student at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, London, UK.


  • C.N.A. Palmer, M. Causevic and C.R. Wolf. Modulation of fatty acid signaling by cytochrome P-450- mediated hydroxylation. Biochemical Society Transactions (1997), 25: 1160-1165. PubMed link:
  • M. Causevic, C.R. Wolf and C.N. Palmer. Substitution of a conserved amino acid residue alters the ligand binding properties of peroxisome proliferator activated receptors. FEBS Letters (1999), 463: 205- 210. PubMed link:
  • S.M. Nicol, M. Causevic, A.R. Prescott and F.V. Fuller-Pace. The nuclear DEAD box RNA helicase p68 interacts with the nucleolar protein fibrillarin and co-localizes specifically in nascent nucleoli during telophase. Experimental Cell Research (2000), 257: 272-280. PubMed link:
  • M. Causevic, R.G. Hislop, N.M. Kernohan, F. Carey, R.J.C. Steele and F.V. Fuller-Pace. Overexpression and poly-ubiquitylation of the DEAD-box RNA helicase p68 in colorectal tumors. Oncogene (2001), 20: 7734-7743. PubMed link:
  • M. Causevic, N. Ramoz, V. Haroutunian, K.L. Davis and J.D. Buxbaum. Lack of association between levels of low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) and either Alzheimer dementia or LRP exon 3 genotype. Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology (2003), 62: 999-1005. PubMed link:


  • Dec. 2007 - Dec. 2008: Grant Award with Dr Richard Killick [£7000.00] from the Institute of Social Psychiatry, London, UK (Project No 07/08-8).

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