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Diana Ivankovic

Professor of Biology
Academic Background
Doctor of Philosophy, Clemson University, Microbiology
Master of Science, Clemson University, Zoology
Bachelor of Science, Lander University, Biology
Phone Number:
(864) 231-2078
Diana Ivankovic

Diana is director of the Anderson University Center for Cancer Research and is excited about the research opportunities it can offer, as well as the local internships she can refer students to.

Diana is also a member of the S.C. Science Council and S.C. Academy of Science.

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Biology, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

I like to challenge my students to achieve their highest potential in a Christian environment where we get to know every individual student personally and where we can mold them into successful young professionals.


Running, hiking, traveling

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Director of Education at Susan G. Komen Mountains to Midlands Affiliate

People might be interested to know I...

Am an advocate in Washington, D.C., for passing new laws that are relevant in cancer prevention and early detection.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

My classes are challenging, yet entertaining and informative. I always try to give real-life examples while teaching, in order to capture my students’ interest.


Ivankovic, Diana S.; Catoe, Allison D.; Ivankovic, Sven K.; Martin, Anne M. 2013. Obesity study case: Correlation between incidence of breast cancer and BMI in women in Anderson County, South Carolina. Health Care 1 (1): 1-4.

Ivankovic, D.; Catoe, A. The effects of obesity on the incidence of breast cancer. Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science LXXI920090: 94.

Gray, M.; Kozel, T.; Ivankovic, D. 2009. Anthropogenic impact on coral reefs in Boca Del Toro, Panama. Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science LXXI:103.

Herold, V., Ivankovic, D. A step forward: PHER2 Biomarker discovered for the Prolactin Receptor Antagonist G129. Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science LXXI92009: 107.

Ivankovic, D.; Davis, S.; Holtel, R.; Hall, B. 2010. In vivo and in vitro studies of nanoparicles on melanoma. Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science LXXII.