Prof. Milos Ljubisavljevic       
Professor & Department Chair
Department of Physiology
Phone: 971 3 7137 707
Fax: 971 3 7671966

College of Medicine and Health Sciences

United Arab Emirates University
P.O.Box 17666, Al-Ain
United Arab Emirates
MDFaculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade1986
MScFaculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade1992
PhDFaculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade1995
Postgraduate Diplomas, Certificates, and FellowshipsYear
MD State practice license exam, Licensure to practice, Belgrade, Serbia1987
Fellowship in Neuroscience and Clinical Neurophysiology. European Neuroscience Association. Departments of Neuroscience and Neurology, Charring Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, England1992-1993
Clinical neurophysiology - Institute of Neurology CCS, Belgrade, Serbia1995-1997
Associate member - American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine2007
Deputy Director, Institute for Medical Research, Belgrade1995-1999
Professor of Research, Institute for Medical Research - Laboratory for Neurophysiology, University of Belgrade1997-present
Head, Neurophysiology Laboratory, Institute for Medical Research, University of Belgrade1997-2005
Head Mechanism Laboratory, National Institute for Working Life, Department for Musculoskeletal Research, Umea, Sweden.1999-2000
Research Interest
Manipulation of neural plasticity in normal individuals and movement disorders patients in order to gain a behavioral advantage and/or a clinical benefit. 
Mechanisms of neural plasticity in muscle fatigue and pain. 
Studies of neural plasticity as the reason for development and learning, the cause of disease, and a mechanism of functional recovery.  
Neurophysiological studies of human movement control in healthy subjects and in patients with movement disorders.  
The effects of the non-invasive neurophysiology techniques commonly used to manipulate neural plasticity, on gene expression in stroke and pain.  
Selected Publications
Blesic S, Maric J, Dragasevic N, Milanovic S, Kostic V, Ljubisavljevic M. Scaling analysis of bilateral hand tremor movements in essential tremor patients. J Neural Transm. 2011 Aug;118(8):1227-34. Epub 2011 Feb 18. PubMed PMID: 21331462. 
Ljubisavljevic M. Transcranial magnetic stimulation and the motor learning-associated cortical plasticity. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Aug;173(2):215-22. Epub 2006 May 30. Review. PubMed PMID: 16733699. 
Filipović SR, Ljubisavljević M, Svetel M, Milanović S, Kacar A, Kostić VS. Impairment of cortical inhibition in writer's cramp as revealed by changes in electromyographic silent period after transcranial magnetic stimulation. Neurosci Lett. 1997 Feb 7;222(3):167-70. PubMed PMID: 9148241. 
Milanović S, Filipović SR, Blesić S, Ilić TV, Dhanasekaran S, Ljubisavljević M. Paired-associative stimulation can modulate muscle fatigue induced motor cortex excitability changes. Behav Brain Res. 2011 Sep 30;223(1):30-5. Epub 2011 Apr 15. PubMed PMID: 21515308. 
Shehab S, Al-Nahdi A, Al-Zaabi F, Al-Mugaddam F, Al-Sultan M, Ljubisavljevic M. Effective inhibition of substantia nigra by deep brain stimulation fails to suppress tonic epileptic seizures. Neurobiol Dis. 2011 Sep;43(3):725-35. Epub 2011 Jun 14. PubMed PMID: 21689751. 
Cukic M, Kalauzi A, Ilic T, Miskovic M, Ljubisavljevic M. The influence of coil-skull distance on transcranial magnetic stimulation motor-evoked responses. Exp Brain Res. 2009 Jan;192(1):53-60. Epub 2008 Sep 12. PubMed PMID: 18787813. 
Ljubisavljevic M, Kacar A, Milanovic S, Svetel M, Kostic VS. Changes in cortical inhibition during task-specific contractions in primary writing tremor patients. Mov Disord. 2006 Jun;21(6):855-9. PubMed PMID: 16482535. 
Thunberg J, Lyskov E, Korotkov A, Ljubisavljevic M, Pakhomov S, Katayeva G, Radovanovic S, Medvedev S, Johansson H. Brain processing of tonic muscle pain induced by infusion of hypertonic saline. Eur J Pain. 2005 Apr;9(2):185-94. PubMed PMID: 15737811. 
Korotkov A, Radovanovic S, Ljubisavljevic M, Lyskov E, Kataeva G, Roudas M, Pakhomov S, Thunberg J, Medvedev S, Johansson H. Comparison of brain activation after sustained non-fatiguing and fatiguing muscle contraction: a positron emission tomography study. Exp Brain Res. 2005 May;163(1):65-74. Epub 2005 Jan 12. PubMed PMID: 15645226. 
Ljubisavljević M, Milanović S, Radovanović S, Vukcević I, Kostić V, Anastasijević R. Central changes in muscle fatigue during sustained submaximal isometric voluntary contraction as revealed by transcranial magnetic stimulation. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1996 Aug;101(4):281-8. PubMed PMID: 8761037. 
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