Paola Kucan Brlic
Paola obtained a BSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Technology at the University of Trieste, Italy in 2008, and an MA from the University of Split, Croatia in Forensic Chemistry and Molecular Biology in 2011. In 2014 she started her first year of PhD studies at the Faculty of Medicine University of Rijeka. Her project involves examining the molecular mechanisms of PVR (CD155) immunological pathways in viral and tumor pathogenesis. Outside the lab, Paola is a member of her hometown carnival group with which she participates in Rijeka Carnival and other related events. In her free time, she also sews clothes for her family and friends and makes homemade liquors from the fruit she grows or picks herself.