Open Access Biomedical Publisher Using Post Publication Peer Review
Research scientist Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of California Santa Barbara United States of America 93106
I have a broad background in molecular biology and have studied several tissue systems, skin, brain, and endocrine at the molecular and cellular levels. During my graduate studies at University of Antwerpen, I have studied chemistry of natural products and tested and prepared some plant derived compounds (flavonoids) for pharmaceutical applications. My Ph.D. research involved comprehensive investigation of the activities of di-rhamnolipid, a natural glycolipid biosurfactant secreted by bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, on the process of wound healing. The results of my research lead to successful trial of the treatment for persistent decubitus ulcers. For the past 5 years I have been working and studying in the area of neuroscience and molecular neuropsychiatry. In particular, I have investigated the association between thyroid disorders and depression.Related to this I am reviewer for several acknowledged international journals.
1991-1996 : B.S , Biochemistry, University of California at Davis, (USA)1998-1999 : M.S , Pharmaceutical Sciences , Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium)1999-2002 : Ph.D , Biology/Basic Medical Sciences , University of Zagreb (Croatia)/Department of Dermatology ,University of California Davis, (USA)2002-2006 : Molecular Medicine , Institute Rudjer Boskovic, (Croatia)2006-2010 : Neuroscience , Institute Rudjer Boskovic, (Croatia)Positions :1992-1993 : Student Research Assistant I in the laboratory of Prof. B. Horowitz,1993 : Student Intern Research Assistant,project PI Dr. M. Lassner, Calgene Inc, Davis, USA1996-1997 : Post-graduate Researcher in the laboratory of Dr. F.Bliss, Department of Pomology , University of California Davis,USA1998-1999 : Graduate Student Researcher mentor Dr. D. Vanden Berghe Departement of Farmaceutische Wetenschappen, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium.1998-2000 : Research Assistant III in the laboratory of Prof. R.R. Isseroff, Department of Dermatology, University of California Davis/ TajCo Inc, USA2000-2006 : Senior Research Assistant in the laboratory of Prof. M. Borani, Dept of Molecular Medicine, Ruler Boškovi Institute, Zagreb, Croatia.2006-present : Post doctoral student/Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. D. Muck-Seler, Dept of Molecular Medicine, Ru?er Boškovi Institute,Zagreb, Croatia.2010-present : Research Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. T. Kippin, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
My current research interests are glycolipid biology in disease states and neural bases of psychiatric disorders. Undergoing studies are directed towards elucidation of novel treatments for neural disorders employing neural stem cells and animal models.
I encourage the idea of having an open access to scientific publications and peer review process. It is however critical to ensure that articles released are of high quality because they might contain some information on the clinical relevance of certain drugs that are important for human health. Therefore, having a good review system is of extreme importance.
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