Dubravka Švob Štrac

Dubravka Švob Štrac


Senior Research Associate
+385 1 457 1365


Biologija 2/20

Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Division of Molecular Medicine
Laboratory for Molecular Neuropsychiatry
Bijenicka 54
10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Curriculum vitae.doc 46.00 kB


1998. - B. Sc. degree in Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

2004. - M.Sc. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

2007. - Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

2011. - Specialist of Project Management, Accredited College of Business and Management, Zapresic, Croatia


2009. –present - project financed by Croatian Ministry od Science, Education  and Sports - “Stress, GABA-A and mechanisms of neuropsychoactive drugs”


associate in “Neuroimmunology” classes at Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Featured Publications

  1. Pericic D, Svob D, Jazvincak M, Mirkovic K: Anticonvulsive effect of swim stress in mice. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. 66 (4): 879-886 (2001)
  2. Pericic D, Svob D: Interaction of stress and noradrenergic drugs in the control of picrotoxin-induced seizures. Epilepsy Res. 51 (1-2): 179-187 (2002)
  3. Pericic D, Svob Strac D, Jazvinscak Jembrek M, Rajcan I: Prolonged exposure to gamma-aminobutyric acid up-regulates stably expressed recombinant alpha1beta2gamma2s GABAA receptors: Eur. J. Pharmacol. 482: 117-125 (2003)
  4. Pericic D, Svob Strac D, Vlainic J: Zimelidine decreases seizure susceptibility in stressed mice. J. Neural Transm. 113 (12): 1863-1871 (2006)
  5. Pericic D, Svob Strac D: The role of 5-HT7 receptors in the control of seizures. Brain Res. 1141: 48-55 (2007)
  6. Pericic D, Svob Strac D, Jazvinscak Jembrek M, Vlainic J: Allosteric uncoupling and up-regulation of benzodiazepine and GABA recognition sites following chronic diazepam treatment of HEK 293 cells stably transfected with α1β2γ2S subunits of GABAA receptors. Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Arch. Pharmacol. 375 (3): 177-187 (2007)
  7. Pericic D, Svob Strac D, Vlainic J: Interaction of diazepam and swim stress. Brain Res. 1184C: 81-87 (2007)
  8. Jazvinscak Jembrek M, Svob Strac D, Vlainic J, Pericic D: The role of transcriptional and translational mechanisms in flumazenil-induced up-regulation of recombinant GABAreceptors. Neurosci. Res. 61 (3): 234-241 (2008)
  9. Svob Strac D, Vlainic J, Jazvinscak Jembrek M, Pericic D: Differentail effects of diazepam treatment and withdrawal on recombinant GABAreceptor expression and functional coupling. Brain Res. 1246: 29-40 (2008)

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Pharmacological Society

Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Croatian Biological Society

Croatian Society for Neuroscience

Croatian Laboratory Animal Science Association

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