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Dr. Lipa Čičin-Šain

Head of laboratory
Senior scientist with tenure (in the permanent title)
+385 1 468 0218
Internal phone number
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


Books and book chapters

Book chapters

Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Conference proceedings papers

Scientific conference proceedings papers

  • Kerovec, M. & Čičin-Šain, L. (1984) Experimental System of the Circulation of Water and the Possibilities of its Use in Ecological lnvestigations. U: Dizdarević, M. (ur.)III. kongresa ekologa Jugoslavije , Knjiga II.

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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