Dr. Morana Jaganjac Receives Prestigious State Award for Science
At the recently held ceremonial sitting of the Croatian parliament marking Croatian Independence day 31 state awards for science in 2009 were conferred by the Minister of Science, Education and Sport Dr. Radovan Fuchs. Dr. Morana Jaganjac, a graduate student at the Rudjer Boskovic Institute, received the award in the graduate student category.
Dr. Morana Jaganjac is a graduate student in the Laboratory for Oxidative Stress in the Department of Molecular Medicine. She has published 19 research articles and 16 chapters in scientific books as well as given one invited lecture.
Dr. Morana Jaganjac has trained in several scientific areas and her most significant scientific contribution has been in the study of the role of neutrophils in the growth and regression of tumors. This work has led to the applicatioon for an international patent pertaining to her work. In addition she has participated in the use of genetically modified yeast as a model for the study of lipid peroxidation. She has also been involved in studies of iron metabolism both in experimental models and in patients with the skin disease Rozacea or lung tumors.