Ivana is a Professor in Stem Cell Biology within the Centre for Stem Cell Biology at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on the genetic stability of human Pluripotent Stem Cells (hPSCs), the extrinsic and intrinsic cues that govern the stem cell fates, and using hPSCs for disease modelling and drug discovery.

With her extensive expertise in this area, Ivana has been appointed to the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Task Force on Standards in Stem Cell Research; co-chairing the working group on Genomic characterisation of stem cells. She has also been appointed to the steering committee for the International Stem Cell Initiative (ISCI) and is a member of the ISCI Genetics and Epigenetics Study Group.