Milas Luka

Corresponding members III. Department of Natural Sciences
Milas Luka

Date of birth:

  • 1939

Place of birth:

  • Zmijavci near Imotskog

Milas Luka

Corresponding members III. Department of Natural Sciences

Academic titles:

  • Doctor of Science
  • professor Doctor of Science

Membership in the Academy:

  • corresponding member – Department of Natural Sciences (1/30/1997 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Luka Milas, a professor of experimental radio therapy, was born on October 17, 1939, in Zmijavci near Imotski. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb in 1963. He received his master’s degree in experimental biology in 1965 from the Faculty of Science in Zagreb and received his Doctorate in 1966. He worked in the Department of Biology of the Ruđer Bošković Institute  from 1963 to 1972, then at the Institute for Tumors from 1975 to 1980, during which time he was also a professor of immunology in postgraduate study in experimental biology, University of Zagreb. Since 1980, he has been USA resident and has been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston where soon became head of the Department of Experimental Oncology and professor of experimental oncology at U. T.M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Since 1986, he has also been a professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston.

Dr. Milas’s scientific research covers areas: tumor interaction with the immune system, biology of metastasizing malignant tumors, prostaglandins and tumors, and apoptosis (programmed cell death). He published the results of his research in numerous scientific papers mainly in respectable international journals, gave a series of lectures at well-known universities, institutes and conferences.

He received two international awards for his achievements and became an honorary professor at three universities outside the US and one in the US. He remained permanently connected with scientists and scientific institutions in Croatia, and actively  participate in numerous actions to help Croatia and promote Croatia in the world.

He was elected as a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of  Sciences and Arts in 1997.