Diana Trnski

Diana Trnski


Senior research assistant


Krilo 5/002B

Bijenicka cesta 54
10000 Zagreb



2015. - PhD, scientific area Biomedicine and health, scientific field Basic medical sciences, University Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study of Molecular Biosciences, University of Osijek, University od Dubrovnik, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

2008 - B.sc. in molecular biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Awards and Achievements

2011 - EACR Travel Fellowship Award


holding lab practice for graduate and postgraduate students (courses held by dr. sc. Sonja Levanat)

  • "Research methods in molecular oncology“, Zagreb School of Medicine (postgraduate course)
  • “Methods of recombinant DNA“, Health Poytechnic (graduate course)

Featured Publications

  1. Levanat, Sonja; Sabol, Maja; Musani, Vesna; Ozretić, Petar; Trnski, Diana. Hedgehog Signaling Pathway as Genetic and Epigenetic Target in Ovarian Tumors. // Current pharmaceutical design. 23 (2017), 1; 73-94.
  2. *Ozretić, Petar; *Trnski, Diana; Musani, Vesna; Maurac, Ivana; Kalafatić, Držislav; Orešković, Slavko; Levanat, Sonja; Sabol, Maja. Non-canonical Hedgehog signaling activation in ovarian borderline tumors and ovarian carcinomas. // International journal of oncology. 51 (2017), 6; 1869-1877. *equal contribution
  3. Trnski, Diana; Sabol, Maja; Gojević, Ante; Martinić, Marina; Ozretić, Petar; Musani, Vesna; Ramić, Snježana; Levanat, Sonja. GSK3β and Gli3 play a role in activation of Hedgehog-Gli pathway in human colon cancer — Targeting GSK3β downregulates the signaling pathway and reduces cell proliferation. // Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of Disease. 1852 (2015), 12; 2574-2584.
  4. *Sabol, Maja; *Trnski, Diana; Užarević, Zvonimir; Ozretić, Petar; Musani, Vesna; Rafaj, Maja; Cindrić, Mario; Levanat, Sonja. Combination of cyclopamine and tamoxifen promotes survival and migration of MCF-7 breast cancer cells – interaction of Hedgehog-Gli and Estrogen receptor signaling pathways. // PLOS ONE. 9 (2014), 12; e114510-1-e114510-23. *equal contribution
  5. Leović, Dinko; Sabol, Maja; Ozretić, Petar; Musani, Vesna; Car, Diana; Marjanović, Ksenija; Zubčić, Vedran; Sabol, Ivan; Sikora, Miroslav; Grce, Magdalena; Glavaš-Obrovac, Ljubica; Levanat, Sonja. Hh-Gli signaling pathway activity in oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. // Head and neck. 34 (2012), 1; 104-112.

Membership in professional associations / societies

CACR (HDIR) – Croatian Association for Cancer Research

EACR – European Association for Cancer Research

HDBMB – Croatian Assosiation for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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