Maja Cokaric Brdovcak, PhD
Maja Cokaric Brdovcak obtained her Master's degree in Molecular biology at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb in 2006. and her phD in Biomedicine at Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka at 2014. During that period, her research was focused on molecular mechanisms of p53 tumor suppressor activation upon ribosome biogenesis stress. After obtaining her phD, in 2016. Maja moved to a postdoctoral position at the Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka where she studied the biology of herpesviruses and the roles of non-coding RNAs in the replication of herpesviruses. In 2019. she joined Center for Proteomics where she currently investigates pathogenesis of CMV infection, immunoevasion mechanisms and vaccine vectors. Maja published 9 scientific papers and participates in several scientific projects. She received several awards for her scientific work including the Award for the best young scientist awarded by Faculty of Medicine in 2015.