Vlad earned his B.S. in Molecular Biology and Physiology at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. After graduation, he started his career in academia in New York City. In 1999, Vlad relocated to Utah to work in a small startup pharmaceutical company. Now Vlad calls Utah his home and enjoys its mountains and outdoor life. When indoors, Vlad likes to read and fly virtual airplanes. His favorite activities, however, are hiking and taking photos of natural landscapes, flora and fauna. Birds are his favorite creatures, perhaps because they can fly. Vlad is passionate about aviation and loves air shows, especially Reno Air Races.