Credentials

Founder’s Credentials

Education

  • PhD in Biology
    University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2002
  • BS in Biochemistry (Honors)
    UC Davis, California, 1997

Awards

  • Scientific Research Excellence Award
    Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of Croatia, 2008
  • Award for Science Popularization – applied towards publishing the book ”Zinfandel:A Croatian-American Wine Story”
    Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of Croatia, 2004
  • Tracy and Ruth Storer Scholarship
    UC Davis, 1995 and 1996
  • UC Regents Scholarship
    UC Davis, 1995
  • National Dean’s List
    UC Davis, 1995 and 1996
  • Novo Nordisk Biotech. Scholarship
    Novo Nordisk Biotech., 1993

Certificates and Workshops

  • Introduction to the Renal System Workshop
    2014 American Medical Writers Association
  • SKOMP: Workshop for Media and Press Coverage of Scientific Events
    April 2004, Institute for Physics, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Certificate of Participation
    2006 and 2009 Science Festivals, Zagreb, Croatia

Professional Service

  • Expert reviewer of scholarship and grant proposals for several European research agencies
    2004 – current
    (evaluate proposals for scientific rigor and quality and make funding recommendations)
  • Reviewer of research manuscripts for more than 10 international peer-reviewed journals
    2006 – current
    (evaluate manuscripts for scientific rigor and quality and make publishing recommendations)
  • Member-judge, 2014 AMWA Medical Book Awards Committee
    (evaluate medical books written for the general public for accuracy, readability and clarity of presentation)