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Dr. Lipa Čičin-Šain

Head of laboratory
Vanjski Suradnik
Laboratory of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology, Department of Molecular Biology, Rudjer Boškovic Institute, Bijenicka 54, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia


1981. Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Zagreb, BSc in Biology

1984. Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Zagreb, MSc in Experimental Biology

1988. University of Zagreb, PhD in Neurobiology

1990. King's College, London, postdoctoral fellow

Research Areas

Specific research interests


Principal investigator

"Serotonergic mechanisms in alcoholism", Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, Republic of Croatia, 2007-2013.

"Identification of gene pathways involved in serotonergic modulation of body weight", Tanita Healthy Weight Community Trust, Japan, 2012-2013.

"Serotonergic modulation of obesity: cross-talk between regulatory molecules and pathways¨, Croatian Science Foundation, 2015-2020.


"Animal models in biological psychiatry", doctoral study in Neuroscience, Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb

"Saturation kinetics of synaptic enzymes, transporter and receptors", doctoral study in Neuroscience, Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb

Publications - book chapters

Stručni rad

  • Čičin-Šain, Lipa ; Bordukalo-Nikšić, Tatjana ; Mokrović, Gordana | Kinetika zasićenja membranskih receptora, enzima i transportera // Metode u molekularnoj biologiji / Ambriović Ristov, Andreja ; Brozović, Anamaria ; Bruvo Mađarić, Branka et al. (ur.). Zagreb: Institut Ruđer Bošković, 2007. str. 843-851-x

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Publications - journal articles

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Pismo (znanstveno)

Kratko priopćenje

Pregledni rad (znanstveni)

Publications - conference proceedings

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Izvorni znanstveni rad


Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Neobjavljeni prilog sa skupa

Diplomski rad

Magistarski rad (mr. sc. i mr. art.)

Doktorska disertacija

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Biological Society, Croatian Pharmacological Society; Croatian Society for Neuroscience, The Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (EPHAR), International Society for Serotonin Research (ISSR, Serotonin Club), Europaean Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

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